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Figure of a hound

  • loan

Glossary (3)

earthenware, glaze, luted

  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.

  • glaze

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

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The figure has been roughly moulded in two halves, showing the animal standing on an unevenly shaped plinth, its right legs placed forward, its pointed snout raised and somewhat turned to the left, the long ears depicted in relief, the eyes, skin folds and some hair incised, the rib cage of the slender body indicated by parallel lines, the tail crudely modelled. The animal is covered with a brownish-amber glaze, but the space between the legs, which was not cut out, has been left unglazed, revealing the cream-coloured body. The figure is open underneath and hollow.

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