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White ware jar and lid with diagonal stripe decoration

  • 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.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The small jar is light in weight, the straight sides sharply angled towards a short rim and a shallow foot. The shoulder is surrounded by incised grooves and four strips of clay are applied down the sides, incised with diagonal stripes. The shallow domed cover has a pointed bud-shaped knob and an incised groove around its edge. The light brown body is covered with a white slip and a transparent glaze which on the outside has been stained by contact with red earth and has remained brighter on the inside. The glaze has largely flaked off at the base, and the footring is unglazed.

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