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Jar: C.428-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Frtiware with carved black slip under a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in black slip, carved under a dull crazed pitted turquoise green glaze.
Shape: only body remains, consisting of a straight neck and carinated shoulder with gently sloping sides, probably sat on foot ring and with shorter neck than in reconstruction
Exterior: all decoration is carved into a black slip under the glaze. On the shoulder diamonds, with a circular hole cut in their centre, form a frieze which is enclosed by black lines. This theme is repeated on the body where similar but larger diamonds sit one on top of the other forming a vertical line, with single or double serrated edges. These lines sit amongst floriated Arabic script (kufic) that include shafts terminating inscrolls. The lower body is covered black slip without carving.
Interior: coated with a thinner version of exterior glaze.

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm
Weight: 1448 g
Width: 17.7 cm

Relative size of this object

17.7 cm18 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1150 CE - 1200 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of slip ( black, carved) glaze ( turquoise, crazed, dull)
Interior composed of glaze ( thin, turquoise)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: floriated script includes shafts terminating in half palmettes

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Carved into black slip
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular card label tied around neck of vessel with string

  • Text: ISCER/574
  • Location: Tied around neck of vessel with string
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 505/c
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.428-1991
Primary reference Number: 75054
Packing number: ISCER 574
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 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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