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Jar: C.54-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, with incised and applied decoration under a turquoise crazed alkaline glaze.
Shape: flange rim on a straight neck and bi-conical body with a flaring foot ring base. Twisted rope handles, with thumb rests and applied clay discs, are attached to the upper neck to the body at the point of carination where lugs, are present.
Decoration: incised chevron pattern on the upper and mid points on the neck with applied clay chevrons on the lower neck. On the upper body, vertical fluting is incised above a band of rouletted decoration and further incised chevrons. Turquoise glaze covers the body unevenly, with a large section of the body uncovered and terminating on the foot.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.5 cm
Weight: 3094 g
Width: 23.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

2nd Century BC, Mid-3rd Century, Early
Circa 247 CE - Circa 224 CE

School or Style

Parthian

Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, covers the body unevenly, with a large section of the body uncovered and terminating on the foot)
Interior Rim composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs over from exterio)
Rim Diameter 10.3 cm
Base Diameter 14.4 cm
Body
Handles

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.54-1935
Primary reference Number: 75470
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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