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Bowl: C.8-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip, carved and incised under a green glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip carved and incised under a green glaze
Shape: conical bowl with a disc base and slightly in-turned rim
Interior: below the rim a carved frieze of floriated kufic script is contained within incised concentric lines. Glaze pools in the lower body.
Exterior: cream slip and green tinted glaze cover the upper body unevenly.


History note: Excavated at Zanjan

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.9 cm
Weight: 143 g
Width: 10.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-04-06) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


12th Century-13th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1299

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body composed of slip ( cream, abraded) glaze ( green, abraded)
Interior composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( green)
Rim Diameter 10.6 cm
Base Diameter 3.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip carved and incised under a green glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1923
Primary reference Number: 76155
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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