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Bowl: C.6-1923

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a carved cream or green coloured slip under a colourless glaze

Buff earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated with cream slip carved on the interior and reserved in brown, coloured with green on the exterior, all covered with a colourless glaze.
Shape: conical bowl with slightly in-turned rim sits on a disc base
Interior: covered with a cream slip incised on the upper body to form a cable frieze and a band of medallions, both reserved in brown. Covered in a colourless glaze. Three small scar marks on the base indicates the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: the upper body is coated in a cream slip coloured with green and covered with a colourless glaze.


History note: Excavated at Zendjan (Zanjan)

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael, F.S.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.1 cm
Weight: 356 g
Width: 16 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923) by Raphael, Oscar C.


12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1299

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Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( brown used to reserved carving) glaze ( clear) slip ( cream)
Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( clear) slip ( coloured green)
Rim Diameter 16 cm
Base Diameter 5.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated with cream slip carved under a coloured or clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1923
Primary reference Number: 75659
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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