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Bowl: C.533-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, painted in black and blue under a clear, slightly crazed glaze with a greenish tinge.
Shape: bi-conical bowl with plain rim and moderately high, slightly splayed, foot ring
Interior: on the rim, a black pseudo-calligraphic frieze, comprising a repeating “V” shapes and dots, is painted against a blue background, separated by vertical lines. On the body, a repeating Arabic (kufic) frieze is painted, alternately, in reserve against a black background, or outlined in black against a blue background. A wide black concentric band delineates the decoration in the base, which comprises a central roundel with scrolling vegetation, painted in reserve against a black or blue background. Black diagonal lines and commas, on the exterior of the cartouche, divide the remaining space. Glaze is pooled in the base. On the base and lower body, scar marks have formed, probably the result of contact with other vessels during firing.
Exterior: Rim is painted blue with interlocking half-oval shapes in black decorating the upper body. The glaze runs unevenly over the lower body but not below the carination.

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: 9 cm
Weight: 379 g
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm9 cm What does this represent?

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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 pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear) Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) Exterior Body composed of glaze ( clear, slightly crazed glaze with a greenish tinge, runs unevenly over the lower body but not below the carination) Rim Diameter 20.5 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, painted in black and blue under a clear, slightly crazed glaze with a greenish tinge

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.533-1991
Primary reference Number: 75447
Packing number: ISCER 957
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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