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Bowl: C.521-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise, crazed glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with a flat rim sitting on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: all decoration is painted in black, with a band on the rim and, on the inner edge of the lip, a black frieze of lozenge shapes contained within concentric lines. On the body, two floriated alif-lām patterns are painted on opposing sides of the bowl, joining on the base in a complex inter-lace design. Contoured fillers containing dots, dashes and lines are painted in the, otherwise empty, areas between and within the body’s design.
Exterior: black band continues on the rim and a black concentric line is painted on the upper body. Turquoise glaze runs over the surface of the lower body where it appears to overlie a clear glaze that covers the lower body and foot ring (including the underside).

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: 7.5 cm
Weight: 741 g
Width: 26.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - 1220 CE

Note

Raqqa ware

School or Style

Ayyubid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, crazed)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black)
Exterior composed of glaze ( runs over the surface of the lower body where it appears to overlie a clear glaze that covers the lower body and foot ring (including the underside))
Rim Diameter 26.5 cm
Base Diameter 9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: two floriated alif-lām patterns are painted on opposing sides of the bowl

  • Text: alif-lām
  • Location: Interior body
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 315/l
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label now almost worn away

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: Lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.521-1991
Primary reference Number: 75406
Packing number: ISCER 661
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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