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Fragment: C.91-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Deruta pottery (Probably)


  • Fragment
  • fragment of a panel or holy water stoup



Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front. Painted in green, brownish-orange and black. Three sided, fragment of a panel or holy-water stoup, moulded in relief with the upper part of the body of Christ, lacking the head and lower arms. The Cross is green. Christ's body is outlined in black and shaded in brownish-orange.


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

Depth: 1.6 cm
Height: 6.3 cm
Width: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in green, brownish-orange and black)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front. Painted in green, brownish-orange and black.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular whitge paper stick-on label with blue printed border

  • Text: H 12
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.91-1904
Primary reference Number: 81116
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 March 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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