Skip to main content

Bowl: OC.145-1946

An image of Bowl

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Earthenware coated in a white glaze painted in two tone lustre

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in an opaque white glaze painted in yellow and ruby lustre. Shape: hemispherical bowl with everted rim, sits on a low foot ring. Interior: the rim is painted with a dotted concentric band in yellow lustre. On the body, reserved in ruby lustre, a frieze of medallions alternately contains peacock’s eyes or cross-hatching, painted in yellow. The roundel on the base contains yellow asterisk and ruby dots surrounded by a band of yellow leaves. Exterior: two bands of horizontal lines of ruby lustre cover the surface, while on the underside of the foot ring what maybe an Arabic inscription is painted in ruby lustre.

Notes

History note: Said to have been excavated north of Hamadan. Bought from Vignier, May 1931.

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm
Weight: 218 g
Width: 15.6 cm

Relative size of this object

15.6 cm6.3 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Basra ⪼ Iraq

Find spot

  • Hamadan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

9th Century
Circa 800 CE - Circa 899 CE

Note

Rare example of ruby lustre

School or Style

Abbasid

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 15.6 cm
Base Diameter 6.2 cm

Materials used in production

opaque white Glaze ruby red and yellow lustre Oxide colours Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in an opaque white glaze painted in yellow and ruby lustre
Glazing (coating) Painting overglaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.145-1946
Primary reference Number: 77573
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 February 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 8 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77573 Accessed: 2022-05-22 14:40:53

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77573|title=Bowl|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-05-22 14:40:53|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center my-3">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa14/OC_145_1946_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Bowl" class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Bowl</figcaption>>
    </figure>
</div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...