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Bowl: OC.160-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip, incised and splashed in three colours under a clear glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip, incised and splashed with green, yellow and brown, covered with a clear glaze.
Shape: carinated, conical bowl with in-turned neck on a disc base
Interior: on the upper body, tear-drop shaped petals are incised through a white slip, while radiating from the base splashed brown, yellow or green pigment cover the entire surface. A clear, crazed glaze covers the surface except for spur marks, which may indicate the use of a tripod stacking device during firing.
Exterior: white slip covers the upper body unevenly.

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.4 cm
Weight: 845 g
Width: 24 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nishapur ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


10th Century
Circa 900 CE - 999 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( clear) pigment ( splashes of green, brown and yellow) slip ( white)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( white, uneven, possibly residual from interior)
Rim Diameter 22.5 cm
Base Diameter 8.5 cm

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.160-1946
Primary reference Number: 77594
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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