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Fragment: C.17-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Half of a winged female figure. Buff earthenware, moulded in relief and tin-glazed both sides. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese purple.


History note: Probably excavated near the Duomo in Orvieto where purchased by the donor.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.4 cm
Height: 5.9 cm
Width: 4.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese purple)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief : Buff earthenware, moulded in relief and tin-glazed both sides. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese purple.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: C.5
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1904
Primary reference Number: 80891
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 December 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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