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Tile: C.143-1933

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware covered in a pitted blue glaze

Earthenware, mould made, covered in a pitted blue glaze
Shape: cross-shaped tile with pointed ends, bevelled edges
Upper surface: covered in a blue glaze, runs over the edges
Underside: undecorated

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Guy le Strange

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.6 cm
Weight: 314 g
Width: 18.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-06-15) by Le Strange, Guy

Dating

Probably 14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of cobalt-blue ( cobalt-blue, cracked and pitted)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, mould made, covered in a pitted blue glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: Tile from central/Asia - from blue/dome of Shrine of/Ulug-Baba E. Persian. AD 1356
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink, printed with a blue linear border
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.143-1933
Primary reference Number: 17498
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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