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Fragment of a dish: C.18.17F-1948

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Fragment of a dish


Maker: Unknown
Unidentified Spanish pottery (Perhaps)




Five-sided concave fragment of a dish with part of the footring on the underside. Buff earthenware, the reverse unglazed, the front tin-glazed and painted in copper-green and manganese-brown. Part of an oval motif cross-hatched in green surrounded by two brown lines; a curved line with four short brown lines over it; a V-shaped brown line, and the ends of four brown lines.


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

Diameter: 8.3 cm
Length: 11.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Spain ⪼ North Africa?

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
1300 CE - 1399 CE


Accessioned as 'Orvieto type' but definitely not from Orvieto in Umbria. The Spanish attribution seems possible on the basis of the water to C.18.17A-1948 attributed to Catalonia, Manresa or elsewhere. This would not be incompatible with a find site in Egypt, but it might also be North African.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18.17F-1948
Primary reference Number: 137752
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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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