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Bowl: C.434-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze painted with yellow-brown lustre
Shape: cono-segmental bowl with a slight ridge on the exterior upper body, a plain rim and foot ring
Interior: a dentilated pattern covers the rim under which a frieze of Arabic script (kufic) is surrounded by foliage and enclosed within two concentric bands; all painted in lustre. The central decoration comprises a mounted horseman surrounded by scrolling vines, all painted in reserve against a lustred background. The body of the horse is decorated with spots; the animal is harnessed and wears a blanket decorated with six pointed stars and edged with scrolls. The horseman wears a headdress and a spotted tunic.
Exterior: A solid lustre band covers the rim, while on the body a thin coiled vine is adorned with plump comma shaped leaves. The glaze runs over the exterior foot ring leaving patches uncovered but unusually continues onto interior of foot ring.

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: 7.9 cm
Weight: 329 g
Width: 18.8 cm

Relative size of this object

18.8 cm7.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1179 CE - 1198 CE

School or Style

Seljuk
Monumental style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre painting)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre painting)
Rim Diameter 18.8 cm
Base Diameter 6.8 cm

Materials used in production

opaque white, slightly crazed, runs over foot ring exterior Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware bowl, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze painted with lustre
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: frieze of script is surrounded by foliage and enclosed within two concentric bands

  • Location: Interior upper body
  • Method of creation: Painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 313/2
  • Location: Base exterior
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.434-1991
Primary reference Number: 75084
Packing number: ISCER 621
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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