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Bowl: C.5-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




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.


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

Place(s) associated

  • Nishapur ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


10th Century
Circa 900 CE - Circa 999 CE

School or Style


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


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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1923
Primary reference Number: 75376
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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