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Sherd: C.18.3-1948

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Five earthenware fragments, with and without cream slips, enhanced with light and dark brown pigment and incised under yellow glazes

Long Description: Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragments body tones ranging from grey to reddish, some coated with cream slips, enhanced with light and dark brown pigment and incised under yellow glazes
A:
Shape: fragment of a bowl with convex walls and inverted rim, sitting on a low foot ring
Interior: yellow glaze applied over a cream slip, the rim enhanced with brown pigment under the glaze, and a triple incised line on the upper body. On the base an interweaving six-pointed star pattern is incised over a ground densely spiralling scribbled lines and vegetal decoration, the same background is repeated in a band enclosing the star.
Exterior: light brown surface colour produced by yellow glaze applied direct to the body, undecorated
B:
Shape: base and part of lower body of carinated cup standing on a small flaring foot ring, with straight sides, collared above the carination
Interior: Very pale yellow glaze applied over a cream slip; a large finely-incised six-pointed rosette infilled with brown on the base is encircled by two double lines on the lower body, above which the bottom of a lobed decoration enhanced with light brown glaze is partly visible
Exterior: pale yellow glaze over a cream slip running over the foot ring, decorated above the carination with parallel vertical dark brown lines painted under the glaze
C:
Shape: fragment of rim and upper body of a thin-walled vessel with straight sides flaring outwards slightly
Interior: Yellow glaze over a cream slip, concentric lines below the rim and at the bottom of the fragment enclose an incised calligraphic band, the letters are defined with a thicker layer of slip creating a relief effect and paler tone under the glaze
Exterior: yellow glaze over a cream slip, within concentric lines under the rim an incised band of s-shaped motifs is painted in alternating light and dark brown pigments and thicker layers of slip creating a paler tone
D:
Shape: small irregular fragment, with thin rounded walls
Interior: yellow glaze over a cream slip, under an incised line below the rim is a group of incised calligraphy, the letters defined with a thicker layer of slip creating a relief effect and paler tone under the glaze
Exterior: brown surface colour produced by a yellow glaze applied direct to the body, undecorated
E Cypriot, Paphos ware 14th Century
Shape: angular, out-turned foot ring and base
Interior: hatched medallion design incised through pale yellowy-green glaze over a speckled cream slip
Exterior: unglazed apart from one splash running down from the now-missing lower body

Notes

History note: From Farouk I University Alexandria

Place(s) associated

  • Egypt ⪼ Egypt

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (1948) by Farouk I University, Alexandria, Egypt

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1250 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of slip ( cream) pigment ( dark brown, light brown) glaze ( yellow)
Interior composed of slip ( cream) pigment ( dark brown) glaze ( yellow)
Rim D Diameter 21.0 cm
Rim A Diameter 21 cm
Rim C Diameter 23 cm
Foot Ring B Diameter 5.1 cm
Foot Ring A Diameter 5.7 cm
Rim E Diameter 7.8 cm
Whole E Height 3.3 cm Weight 111 g Width 7.5 cm
Whole B Height 5.5 cm Weight 120 g Width 9.4 cm
Whole D Height 6.4 cm Weight 30 g Width 5.8 cm
Whole C Height 6.6 cm Weight 39 g Width 6.6 cm
Whole A Height 9.7 cm Weight 197 g Width 12.7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragments body tones ranging from grey to reddish, some coated with cream slips, enhanced with light and dark brown pigment and incised under yellow glazes

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18.3-1948
Primary reference Number: 72652
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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