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Pottery jug coated in a turquoise glaze, now iridescent

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An image of Islamic pottery. Jug. Unknown potter, possibly, Iran or Syria, Raqqa. Shape: bulbous pear shaped body with collared shoulder ascending to a trefoil rim, sits on a slightly flared foot ring with a strap handle attached to the rim and upper body. Exterior: glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and foot ring. Strap handle is unglazed but painted with blue stripes. The rim is also coloured with blue. Interior: neck is covered with glaze, otherwise undecorated. Fritware, probably wheel thrown and moulded, coated in a turquoise glaze, now iridescent and painted with blue. Height, whole, 14.2 cm, width, whole, 9.8 cm, diameter, rim, 5 cm, diameter, base, 5 cm, weight, whole, 265 g, circa 1200- circa 1299. Ayyubid.

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Islamic pottery. Jug. Unknown potter, possibly, Iran or Syria, Raqqa. Shape: bulbous pear shaped body with collared shoulder ascending to a trefoil rim, sits on a slightly flared foot ring with a strap handle attached to the rim and upper body. Exterior: glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and foot ring. Strap handle is unglazed but painted with blue stripes. The rim is also coloured with blue. Interior: neck is covered with glaze, otherwise undecorated. Fritware, probably wheel thrown and moulded, coated in a turquoise glaze, now iridescent and painted with blue. Height, whole, 14.2 cm, width, whole, 9.8 cm, diameter, rim, 5 cm, diameter, base, 5 cm, weight, whole, 265 g, circa 1200- circa 1299. Ayyubid.

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  • Accession Number: C.162-1935
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 820 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 568.61kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 02:09:13

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13th Century Ayyubid Dynasty bulb bulbous Fitz_AA frit fritware glazed handle handled Iranian iridescent Islamic jug Medieval moulded pottery spout spouted Syrian thrown trefoil Turkish turquoise underglaze vessel

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