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Black ware storage jar with lug handles

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • 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.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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

    • currently in research collection

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Publications online

  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The ovoid jar has a broad splayed foot, a short wide neck, accentuated with two ribs, and two pairs of small lugs attached at shoulder and neck. The body shows horizontal grooves from turning. The piece is fully glazed, leaving only the underside of the foot free, the biscuit is of buff colour. The black glaze has overall crazing, which has later been treated to make it more apparent. One lug and a chip at the rim have gilt repairs.

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