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Jar: C.56-1954

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown (Possibly)

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Description

Earthenware with incised and applied decoration under a green glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, with incised and applied decoration under a greenish alkaline glaze.
Shape: flange rim on a straight neck and a bi-conical body with a flaring foot ring base. Twisted rope, L-shaped handles, with thumb rests are attached to the upper neck to the body at the point of carination where lugs, are present.
Decoration: incised vertical lines on the upper body and rouletting just above the shoulder. Circular clay discs are applied to the vertical section of the handle and either side of the handles on the upper neck. Turquoise alkaline glaze covers the body unevenly, terminating on the upper body or foot ring and inner rim.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by J.C.M. Adie

Measurements and weight

Height: 33.1 cm
Weight: 2630 g
Width: 23.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954-05-27) by Adie, Clement James Mellish

Dating

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

School or Style

Parthian

Components of the work

Inner Rim composed of glaze ( alkaline greenish)
Exterior composed of glaze ( alkaline, greenish, covers the body unevenly, terminating on the upper body or foot ring)
Rim Diameter 10.9 cm
Base Diameter 13.7 cm
Body
Handles
Interior Rim
Shoulder
Upper Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.56-1954
Primary reference Number: 75532
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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