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Sherd: C.18.17E-1948

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Perhaps)
Unidentified Spanish pottery (Perhaps)




Four-sided dish fragment with a short length of the footring on the underside. Pale red earthenware, the reverse unglazed, the front tin-glazed, and painted in copper-green and manganese-brown. Part of a central medallion containing an eye-shaped and a lozenge-shaped motif, surrounded by part of two manganse-brown circles.


History note: From a dig at Kom el Dik, Alexandria. Found by Professor A. J. B. Wace

Legal notes

Exchanged, from Farouk I University, Alexandria, Egypt

Measurements and weight

Length: 10.8 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1948-10) by Farouk I University, Alexandria, Egypt


14th Century
1300 - 1399

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( copper-green and manganese-brown)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

pale red Earthenware

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18.17E-1948
Primary reference Number: 137751
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 October 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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