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Bowl: OC.142-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Pottery)

Description

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

Pinkish earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip incised and painted in green under a colourless glaze
Shape: conical bowl with plane rim, sits on a concave disc base
Interior: the body is coated in a white slip coloured green on the rim. On the upper body, a frieze of opposing triangles surrounded by spirals is incised and coloured with green. On the body, decorated with incised lines and green dots, a bird sits amongst stylised scalloped leaves. Covered with a colourless glaze.
Exterior: the upper body is covered with a white slip coloured green under a colourless glaze.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed, May 1926

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 361 g
Width: 20.3 cm

Relative size of this object

20.3 cm9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1199

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( green) slip ( white) Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( green) slip ( white) Rim Diameter 20.3 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip incised and painted in green under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label serrated on the upper and lower edges

  • Text: ‘INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART, LONDON 1931’ (printed in black), ‘R20’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: coat of arms and ‘CITY OF MANCHESTER ART GALLERY’ (printed in grey), ‘5393’ and ‘B.H. – 59K.’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: '20.' (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.142-1946
Primary reference Number: 77570
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77570 Accessed: 2022-08-15 14:08:22

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