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Bowl: OC.144-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware coated in white glaze painted in polychrome lustre

Pinkish earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in yellow and brown lustre
Shape: conical bowl with slightly out-turned rim sitting on a low foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with brown lustre. On the body, radiating from a central point, three tear-drop shaped cartouche, containing yellow leaves dotted with brown, possibly symbolise elements of a palmette tree. These are separated by roughly circular cartouche containing further yellow or brown leaves. In the background, dots and dashes painted in yellow and brown.
Exterior: two rows of thick yellow dashed lines radiate from the base towards the rim; on the underside of the foot ring a single dashed line is painted. Glaze extends over the vessel with the exception of the rim of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed , Sept 1923. Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael, 1941, received 1946

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael Bequest 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Weight: 130 g
Width: 13.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Basra ⪼ Iraq

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

9th Century
Circa 800 CE - Circa 899 CE

School or Style

Abbasid

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 13.6 cm
Base Diameter 5.2 cm

Materials used in production

lustre Oxide colours
white, full coverage except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Painting overglaze
Glazing (coating)
Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: 8
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.144-1946
Primary reference Number: 77572
Oscar Raphael: 8
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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