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Ewer: C.109-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, carved under a turquoise glaze.

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, carved under a turquoise glaze
Shape: cylindrical body, carinated at the shoulder and tapering toward the base, sitting on a low wide foot ring. Tubular neck, angled to form a spout with a bead rim; a strap handle with thumb rest is attached to the neck and upper body.
Exterior: carved gadroons on the body, separated by a concentric line at the carination. On the neck three ribs with carved horizontal lines divide the area into four panels, two of which contain an applied boss incised with a central cross. Glaze runs over the lower body, terminating in droplets.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated

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: 25.2 cm
Weight: 645 g
Width: 13.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th or early 13th century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs over the lower body terminating in droplets)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 3.2 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm
Handle

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, carved under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label printed in black

  • Text: ‘66’ or possibly ‘99’.
  • Location: Underside of the foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written directly onto the object surface in blue and black

  • Text: ‘7’ and scribbled straight lines
  • Location: Underside of the foot ring
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.109-2019
Primary reference Number: 71072
Previous ID: AL.5-1983
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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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