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Greenware sherd

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaMaldives Male (place of excavation)
    Asia China (place of creation)
    Date
    13th century (1201 - 1300)
    Associated people
    Professor John Carswell (born 1931) (field collector)
    Material and technique
    stoneware, with green glaze
    Dimensions
    8.2 x 8.5 cm max. (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Presented by Professor John Carswell, 1976.
    Accession no.
    EAP.6288
  • Further reading

    Carswell, John, ‘China and Islam in the Maldive Islands’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, 41, (1977), no. 60 on p. 164, illus. p. 162 pl. 61 b

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.

Location

    • First floor | Room 28 | Asian Crossroads

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