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Bowl: C.5-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware coated in a white slip, incised and splashed with three colours under a clear or green glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated with a white slip, incised and splashed with green, brown and yellow under a crazed clear or green glaze.
Shape: a conical bowl with everted rim on a low foot ring
Interior: over a white slip the upper body is incised with scrolling lines, while the surface is splashed with green, brown and yellow glaze which run from the rim towards the base. A clear glaze covers the surface except for two spur marks, which may indicate the use of a tripod stacking device during firing.
Exterior: the glaze is coloured olive green with streaks of brown and green, runs unevenly over the lower body and onto the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Excavated at Zanjan

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.4 cm
Weight: 1191 g
Width: 32.2 cm

Relative size of this object

32.2 cm10.4 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

  • Nishapur ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-04-06) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

10th Century
Circa 900 CE - Circa 999 CE

School or Style

Samanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( clear) pigment ( splashed brown, green and yellow) slip ( white)
Exterior composed of glaze ( green with brown streaks)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( white)
Base Diameter 12 cm
Rim Diameter 32.2 cm
Interior Upper Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated with a white slip, incised and splashed with green, brown and yellow under a crazed clear or green glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1923
Primary reference Number: 75376
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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