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Fragment: C.10-1904

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Maker(s)

Perhaps Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, but very thinly on the interior. Painted in manganese and green.
Irregularly shaped fragment with throwing ridges on the interior and a rib running down one side of the exterior.
The rib is green, the rest is decorated with a diaper pattern of cross-hatched triangles and stylised plants.

Notes

History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments including this one given by R.C. Bosanquet they were 'Mostly bought at Orvieto; some pieces (marked P at back) from Perugia. The Orvieto pieces, with a few exceptions were found in excavating foundations for houses near the Cathedral.' Bosanquet visited Orvieto in late July 1904.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Length: 8.5 cm
Width: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Bosanquet, R. C.

Dating

14th Century
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and green)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, but very thinly on the interior; painted in manganese and green.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P
  • Location: On the inside
  • Method of creation: In black

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1904
Primary reference Number: 80880
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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