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Sherd: C.18.6-1948

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Three earthenware fragments, all coated with a cream slip and incised under a yellow glaze, A and C enhanced with areas of brown glaze

Reddish-brown wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragments coated with a cream slip incised under a yellow glaze, the pattern enhanced with areas of brown glaze on A and C.

A:
Shape: Fragment; section of lower body with convex sides on a straight foot ring
Interior: yellow glaze over a cream slip coating. Two incised concentric circles frame the base, which bears a tripartite repeated floral pattern carved through the slip. Around this frame the lower body portion is decorated with a scalloped pattern which radiates upwards in short straight lines
Exterior: Undecorated yellow glaze applied direct to the body. The glaze runs over the foot ring, the underside left unglazed apart from some splashing

B:
Shape: Fragment, with flaring foot ring, base and part of carinated lower body with stepped straight sides sloping outwards
Interior: yellow glaze over a cream slip coating. Part of an incised circle frames the base, patterned with alternating parallel registers of abstract floral designs on a scribbled spiralling ground, and s-shaped motifs.
Exterior: Undecorated yellow glaze applied over a cream slip over the whole surface and running into the underside of the foot ring.

C:
Shape: Fragment; section of lower body with slightly convex sides on an angled foot ring
Interior: yellow glaze over a cream slip coating. On the base, a series of parallel lines, enhanced with brown glaze, emanate from a crescent shape with flaring base, possibly a heraldic blazon. In the background, a pattern of densely spiralling scribbled ground.
Exterior: Undecorated yellow glaze applied over a cream slip, running over the foot ring in places

Notes

History note: From Farouk I University Alexandria

Place(s) associated

  • Egypt ⪼ Egypt

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Acquisition and important dates

(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

Interior composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow, brown)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow)
Foot Ring C Diameter 6.2 cm
Foot Ring A Diameter 7.7 cm
Foot Ring B Diameter 8.2 cm
Whole C Height 4.5 cm Weight 141 g Width 11.3 cm
Whole B Height 6.2 cm Weight 241 g Width 13.5 cm
Whole A Height 6.8 cm Weight 415 g Width 17.8 cm
Interior Body

Materials used in production

reddish-brown Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Reddish-brown wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragments coated with a cream slip incised under a yellow glaze, the pattern enhanced with areas of brown glaze on A and C.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18.6-1948
Primary reference Number: 72655
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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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