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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1898,1019.5

  • Description

    Fragment of a bowl consisting of the deep foot-ring and part of the curving sides. Earthenware covered inside and out (not beneath foot) with slip. Incised design `yhs' (Sacred monogram) surrounded with San Bernardino rays. Coloured in green and brown and covered with a translucent glaze that has blackened and decayed.

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  • Date

    • 1480-1510 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 5.9 centimetres (foot-ring)
    • Height: 6.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        sacred monogram
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Transliteration

        yhs
  • Bibliography

    • Thornton & Wilson 2009 cat. 427 bibliographic details
  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1898

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1898,1019.5


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