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Jar with green glaze

  • loan

Glossary (2)

earthenware, glaze

  • 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.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The small jar tapers from a wide rounded shoulder down to the flat base, the lowest part of the sides faintly flaring and the very low neck curved outward. The light beige-coloured pottery body is covered with a bright green glaze, which ends in an uneven line halfway down the sides, and retains its colour only on the neck inside, the outside having degraded to a strong golden lustre. The lowest part and base are left in the biscuit.

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