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Greenware jar with diaper decoration

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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.


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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    Similar jars from tombs datable to AD 287 and 298, respectively, have been excavated in Zhejiang province.

    The rounded jar has a concave base and a short neck with horizontal grooves. Two vertical lugs are applied on the shoulder, over a rouletted diaper border. The light yellowish-green glaze is somewhat mottled and stops in the lower third of the sides. It leaves the inside and underside free, but ran down to the base in several thin strands, now degraded. The biscuit has fired a reddish tone.

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