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Bowl: OC.140-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Buff earthenware coated in a brown slip painted in white under, or over, a clear glaze
Shape: conical bowl with everted rim and a disc base
Interior: on the rim a dotted lunette pattern, while on the body cypress trees and birds with long necks are separated by contour panels containing peacocks’ eyes and dots. On the base another bird and further contour panels.
Exterior: groups of horizontal dashes are painted on the upper body. Glaze covers the surface but is uneven on the base.

Notes

History note: Formerly part of the Doucet collection

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael Bequest 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Weight: 323 g
Width: 18.4 cm

Relative size of this object

18.4 cm6 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Nishapur ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

10th Century
Circa 900 CE - Circa 999 CE

School or Style

Samanid

Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body composed of slip ( white, used to paint decoration)
Rim Diameter 18.4 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm
Interior

Materials used in production

brown Slip
clear, crazed Glaze
white, used to paint decoration Slip
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware coated in a brown slip painted in white under, or over, a clear glaze
Slip-coating
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.140-1946
Primary reference Number: 77565
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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