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Bowl: OC.155-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Earthenware coated in a white slip carved and incised under a green glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip, carved and incised under a green glaze
Shape: bi-conical bowl with an indented ‘pie crust’ rim and sitting on a thick disc base.
Interior: on the neck a frieze of incised spirals separated by vertical lines. On the body carved into the slip a sphinx, with rosettes on the rear legs and bejewelled bands is surrounded by scrolling vegetation of split and complete palmettes. Scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: below the rim a kufic inscription is carved into the surface. Glaze and slip terminate just below the vessel carination.

Notes

History note: Bought from George Tabbagh, Nov. 1923

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.6 cm
Weight: 1466 g
Width: 26.3 cm

Relative size of this object

26.3 cm12.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th-13th Century
19th/early 20th century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1299 1299 CE Circa 1850 CE - Circa 1925 1925 CE

School or Style

Seljuk Qajar

Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body: composed of glaze ( green) slip ( white) Interior: composed of glaze ( green) slip ( white) Base: Diameter 10.2 cm
Rim: Diameter 26 cm
Exterior Neck:

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip, carved and incised under a green glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated lower edge

  • Text: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART, LONDON 1931 (printed), R4 (hand written)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of base)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, hand written in black
  • Label

Inscription present: small circular paper labels

  • Text: 4
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of disc)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Label

Inscription present: Kufic script

  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Carved into white slip
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.155-1946
Primary reference Number: 77589
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/77589 Accessed: 2022-01-20 13:26:33

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