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Bowl: C.556-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Red-brown earthenware with cream slip, painted and incised decoration under a clear glaze

Red-brown wheel thrown earthenware coated with cream slip, painted and incised decoration under a clear glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with a plain rim, seated on a low foot ring.
Interior: entire surface is coated with a cream slip with three friezes of painted and incised decoration, each are separated by concentric bands of green or brown. On upper body roundels painted in alternating green or brown colouring, defined by incised lines, and surrounded by incised scrolls. On the lower body, alternating green and brown petals form a repeating quatrefoil pattern. On the base, concentric scalloped incised lines are emphasised by alternating green and brown circles to provide the appearance of a single flower.
Exterior: Remains of a white slip under a green glaze on the upper three quarter of the body.

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: 13.1 cm
Weight: 1, 475 g
Width: 29.5 cm

Relative size of this object

29.5 cm13.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( clear) slip ( cream) pigment ( green, brown)
Upper Exterior composed of glaze ( clear) slip ( cream)
Rim Diameter 29.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.6 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red-brown wheel thrown earthenware coated with cream slip, painted and incised decoration under a clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.556-1991
Primary reference Number: 75515
Packing number: EUCER 477
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 May 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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