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Fragment: OC.7-1940

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in blue, black, red, green, white and buff and leaf gilding

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in glaze in blue and over the glaze in black, red, green, white and buff, and leaf gilding.
Shape: roughly rectangular shaped fragment
Interior: seated figure, outlined in black, wearing a red cloak decorated with white scrolls, gold leaf armbands, green tunic and black hat. At the bottom left hand corner the partial body of animal, possibly a bird, is visible outlined in black and coloured in blue, green and red.
Exterior: partial frieze of black calligraphy

Legal notes

Given by G.D. Hornblower, OBE

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Weight: 12 g
Width: 4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE


Late 12th dynasty-13th dynasty
Circa 1180 - 1219

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black (over-glaze))
Interior composed of pigment ( blue (in-glaze), black, red, green, white and buff (over-glaze))

Materials used in production

white Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in glaze in blue and over the glaze in black, red, green, white and buff, and leaf gilding
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.7-1940
Primary reference Number: 77815
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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