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Bowl fragment: C.514-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze
Shape: irregular fragment on a foot ring
Interior: on the base, enclosed within black concentric lines, an arabesque incorporating whole and split palmette leaves is painted in reserve against a black background
Exterior: undecorated except for the glaze with covers the surface unevenly particularly on the foot ring. The underside of the base has a spot of turquoise glaze.

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Weight: 135 g
Width: 11.2 cm

Relative size of this object

11.2 cm3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria
  • Fustat ⪼ Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style

Ayyubid

Components of the work

Interior composed of painting underglaze ( black) glaze ( turquoise) Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, covers the surface unevenly particularly on the foot ring. The underside of the base has a spot of turquoise glaze) Base Diameter 8.9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.514-1991
Primary reference Number: 75359
Packing number: ISCER 651
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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