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Bowl: C.9-1923

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, coated in a white glaze painted in polychrome

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with red, blue, turquoise, brown, black and flesh tones.
Shape: bi-conical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a dentailated pattern in blue. On the neck a floriated blue kufic inscription is surrounded by turquoise leaves and red dots. On the body, a frieze of winged sphinx and griffin are painted in polychrome, with each animal separated by a frond dotted with grey and red. On the base arabesques radiate from a central rosette, all painted in blue, red and turquoise.
Exterior: on the upper body, enclosed by two red concentric lines, a black cursive inscription. Glaze covers the surface, terminates unevenly on the lower body.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Weight: 258 g
Width: 16.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( red, black) glaze ( white, covers the surface, terminates unevenly on the lower body)
Interior composed of pigment ( red, blue, turquoise, brown, black and flesh tones) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 16.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with red, blue, turquoise, brown, black and flesh tones

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-1923
Primary reference Number: 76364
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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