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Bowl: OC.143-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware coated in white glaze painted in blue

Earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a thick white glaze painted in blue
Shape: hemispherical bowl with an everted rim sits on a very low foot ring
Interior: on the base a triangle with hatched corners frames a central rosette. Radiating from the triangle, alternating circles and stylised irises are painted on the body.
Exterior: undecorated except for the glaze

Notes

History note: Bought from Mustafha, Cairo, Februaru 1924

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Weight: 294 g
Width: 20.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Basra ⪼ Iraq

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

9th Century
Circa 800 CE - Circa 899 CE

School or Style

Abbasid

Components of the work

Interior composed of painting overglaze ( blue, painted before firing)
Rim Diameter 20.1 cm
Base Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production

opaque white Glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a thick white glaze painted in blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small circular paper label

  • Text: '2'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Arabic numeral written on the vessel surface

  • Text: ٤٨٠٠٩
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: written on the vessel surface

  • Text: 'R'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.143-1946
Primary reference Number: 77571
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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