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Figurine: C.75-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, mould made, coated in a white glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: lion seated on a rectangular plinth. A handle and spout protrude from the upper back.
Decoration: all decoration is painted in lustre. On the face and neck painted features comprise eyes, nose, whiskers and a beaded collar with connecting harness that is formed into a spout and handle. The legs, shoulders and haunches are outlined with thick lines of lustre, forming panels that contain roughly drawn circles, at times containing cross hatching, on a background of dots and dashes. This design continues on the body where it is joined by two medallions on the back containing birds painted in reserve. The plinth is only partially covered with glaze on which dots or lines and circles of lustre are roughly painted.

Notes

History note: Found at Gurgan

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.8 cm
Weight: 326 g
Width: 14.4 cm

Relative size of this object

14.4 cm13.8 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1200 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Spout Diameter 2.5 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper

  • Text: 37
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular black paper

  • Text: 37
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75-2019
Primary reference Number: 71039
Old object number: AL.38-1948
Previous ID: AL.12-1983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 17 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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