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Bowl fragment: C.4.47-1919

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue, black and red under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, black and red under a clear, slightly crazed glaze
Shape: roughly circular fragment, the foot ring base of a larger vessel.
Interior: a black linear roundel is edged with semi-circles outlined in black and coloured alternately in red, black and turquoise, these are separated by pairs of black lines. The zone within the roundel is divided into five areas using thin black curvaceous lines. These areas encompass a central lozenge, two ovals and two triangles, each containing leaves outlined in black painted against a blue, red or black background. The remains of a black concentric band and other painted decoration are visible on the lower body around the fragmentation point. Glaze pools slightly in the base.
Exterior: coated in a thick clear glaze except for the underside of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Pottery from the medieval rubbish heaps of Fostat, Cairo; given by the friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm
Weight: 197 g
Width: 14.2 cm

Relative size of this object

14.2 cm3.5 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.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-02-22)

Dating

13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1299 1299 CE

School or Style

Ayyubid Mamluk

Components of the work

Interior: composed of glaze ( clear, crazed and cracked) pigment ( red, blue, black) Exterior: composed of glaze ( clear, crazed does not cover underside of foot ring) Base: Diameter 9.6 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, black and red under a clear, slightly crazed glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.47-1919
Primary reference Number: 74876
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bowl fragment" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/74876 Accessed: 2022-01-16 10:29:32

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