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Bowl: OC.148-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Earthenware incised through a cream slip, painted in green under a clear glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, incised through a cream slip, coloured green on the rim and covered with a clear glaze.
Shape: conical bowl with slightly convex body, plain rim and disc base
Interior: the rim is coloured with a green pigment. The body is coated in a white slip incised with interlocking circles containing arabesques on a hatched ground. Enclosed by these circles, on the base, a stylised lion and knotted cross are also incised through cream slip on a hatched ground. The slip covered with a thin, colourless glaze. Three scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device during kiln firing.
Exterior: the green pigment on the rim continues onto the exterior. A cream slip covered in a colourless glaze coats the surface from just below the rim to the lower body.

Notes

History note: Found in a hoard also containing silver ware and textiles near Reyy in 1925

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Weight: 397 g
Width: 18.1 cm

Relative size of this object

18.1 cm8 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

11th-12th century
Circa 1000 - Circa 1199

Note

Found near Rayy in a hoard

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream) Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream) Rim composed of pigment ( green) Diameter 18.1 cm
Base Diameter 8.1 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, incised through a cream slip, coloured green on the rim and covered with a clear glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: two circular paper labels adhered to the exterior base one blank and the other hand written in black

  • Text: '36'
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: inscription directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: ‘6.185’ (further numbers illlegible)
  • Location: Lower body exterior and base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.148-1946
Primary reference Number: 77577
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 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/77577 Accessed: 2022-05-22 14:40:11

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