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Bowl: C.8-1933

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Bowl shaped earthenware cooking vessel with an animal headed handle. The vessel is covered in a yellow green glaze, except for the sculptured ring foot with a slightly concaved base. Very fine terracotta coloured biscuit

Chips are missing from the mouth rim and body. Broken spurs (from other vessels during the firing process) adher to the lower body


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by The Rev A.V. Valentine Richards

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.5 cm
Height: 8.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
Circa -0206 - 220

Components of the work

Ring Foot

Materials used in production

Glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Glazing Firing (heating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1933
Primary reference Number: 76160
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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