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Sherd: C.538-1991

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Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue under a white glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue under a white glaze
Shape: round base fragment incorporating foot ring
Interior: on the base a phoenix-type bird with a long neck and tail-feathers is painted amongst leafy vegetation
Exterior: two concentric blue lines are painted on the foot ring; the underside bears the painter’s mark ‘Ghaibi’. Coated in glaze, except on the rim of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead Possibly from excavations at Fustat

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Weight: 77 g
Width: 8.7 cm

Relative size of this object

8.7 cm1.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Egypt ⪼ Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 15th century
Circa 1420 CE - Circa 1499 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Foot Ring Diameter 7.8 cm

Materials used in production

blue Pigment white, coats sherd except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue under a white glaze
Painting underglaze Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted under the glaze

  • Text: غيبي
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.538-1991
Primary reference Number: 75461
Packing number: ISCER 624
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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