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Large vessel, by Mo Abbaro

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Large vessel. Abbaro, Mo (b. Sudan, 1935-2016). Large, slightly angular, bulbous jar with narrow base and slim neck, flaring to a wide rim. Exterior covered with wide, gestural, overlapping brush-strokes of coloured slip. Earth colours: pink-brown, brown-black, pale green, dull turquoise. Neck and rim brown-black, with drips of ochre applied to inner neck. Surface has a dull shine. Underside flat and unpainted. Porcelain and ‘T material’, hand-built, painted with coloured slips, biscuit fired to 1200 degrees, sprayed, oxidised at 1280 degrees. Height 39 cm, diameter 36 cm, 1988.

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Studio Ceramics. Large vessel. Abbaro, Mo (b. Sudan, 1935-2016). Large, slightly angular, bulbous jar with narrow base and slim neck, flaring to a wide rim. Exterior covered with wide, gestural, overlapping brush-strokes of coloured slip. Earth colours: pink-brown, brown-black, pale green, dull turquoise. Neck and rim brown-black, with drips of ochre applied to inner neck. Surface has a dull shine. Underside flat and unpainted. Porcelain and ‘T material’, hand-built, painted with coloured slips, biscuit fired to 1200 degrees, sprayed, oxidised at 1280 degrees. Height 39 cm, diameter 36 cm, 1988.

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  • Accession Number: C.2-2019
  • © The estate of Mo Abbaro. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 77.23kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2019:03:25 11:08:48

Key words

20th Century bulb bulbous ceramics Fitz_AA hand built hand formed handmade iron Mo Abbaro oxidised porcelain slip slipware studio ceramics Sudanese vessel

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