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Fragment of a dish: C.18.17G-1948

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Fragment of a dish


Maker: Unknown
Production: Unidentified Catalonian pottery




Four-sided, slightly concave fragment of a dish with one side of rim. Pinkish-buff earthenware, the reverse unglazed, the front tin-glazed and painted in manganese-brown and copper-green. A pointed motif with a green and a brown curved line on either side of the tip, and on the left part of four concentric squarish-circles in brown, and a green L-shaped line. Round the rim there is a broad green line between two 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

Place(s) associated

  • Manresa ⪼ North Africa?

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
1300 CE - 1399 CE


This fragment was accessioned as 'Orvieto type' but is definitely not from Orvieto in Umbria. It appears to be the same type as fragmemnt C.18.17A which has a design similar to one on a bowl in the Museum of Majorca, attributed to Manresa in Catalonia. The find place, however, suggests that it might be North African.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

pinkish-buff Earthenware

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18.17G-1948
Primary reference Number: 137753
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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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