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Bowl waster with pale-green glaze

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaSyria Ma'arrat Nu'man (place of excavation)
    Asia Syria (probable place of creation)
    Date
    13th century (1201 - 1300)
    Material and technique
    fritware, with green glaze
    Dimensions
    5.1 cm (height)
    18.4 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    Object type index
    containervessel bowl,
    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Presented by Dr H. Bartels, 1980.
    Accession no.
    EA1980.67
  • Further reading

    Porter, Venetia, Medieval Syrian Pottery (Raqqa Ware) (Oxford: Asmolean Museum, 1981), p. 39, illus. p. 40 pl. XXVII

    Porter, Venetia, and Oliver Watson, ‘'Tell Minis' Ware’, James Allan and Caroline Roberts, eds, Syria and Iran: Three Studies in Medieval Ceramics, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, 1987), 4, cat. p. 193, pl. 2

Glossary (3)

fritware, glaze, waster

  • fritware

    Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • waster

    Mis-fired pottery of no commercial value that would probably have been discarded by the potter.

Location

    • currently in research collection

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