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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)
    13th century (1201 - 1300)
    Material and technique
    fritware, with green glaze
    5.1 cm (height)
    18.4 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    Credit line
    Presented by Dr H. Bartels, 1980.
    Accession no.
  • 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.


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