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Bowl: OC.140-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




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.


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

Place(s) associated

  • Nishapur ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


10th Century
Circa 900 CE - Circa 999 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.140-1946
Primary reference Number: 77565
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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