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Bowl: OC.66-1936

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a foot ring.
Interior: on the body rectangular vertical panels are enclosed within concentric lines. In the roundel a winged bull with human head bearing a crown (probably a lamassu: mythical Assyrian beast, or a harpie) is surrounded by scrolling half palmettes.
Exterior: undecorated except for glaze that runs over the surface unevenly and pools on the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Fairfax Murray collection

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Weight: 308 g
Width: 19 cm

Relative size of this object

19 cm8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1199 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( black, carved) glaze ( turquoise) Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs over the surface unevenly and pools on the foot ring) Rim Diameter 19 cm
Base Diameter 6.8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.66-1936
Primary reference Number: 77792
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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