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Bowl: OC.151-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Earthenware painted in green and brown in an white glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in green and brown in a white glaze.
Shape: irregular conical bowl sitting on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: on the body, wide green and narrower brown horseshoe shaped curves surround a rough green cross, defined by parallel lines and dotted with brown that radiates from the base.
Exterior: on the rim glaze spills over from the interior, otherwise undecorated.


History note: Bought from Garabed

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael bequest, 1941, received, 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.7 cm
Weight: 699 g
Width: 24.8 cm

Relative size of this object

24.8 cm7.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


End of 9th century - 10th Century
Circa 880 CE - Circa 999 CE


Fayyumi Ware

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( green, brown) glaze ( white)
Exterior Rim composed of glaze ( white)
Base Diameter 11.6 cm
Rim Diameter 24.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in green and brown in a white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round paper label adhered to the exterior base

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

Inscription present: inscription directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: OC.1946.142
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.151-1946
Primary reference Number: 77582
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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

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