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Greenware sherd

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaMaldives Male (place of excavation)
    Asia China (place of creation)
    13th century (1201 - 1300)
    Associated people
    Professor John Carswell (born 1931) (field collector)
    Material and technique
    stoneware, with green glaze
    5.4 x 2.8 cm max. (height x width)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    Credit line
    Presented by Professor John Carswell, 1976.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Carswell, John, ‘China and Islam in the Maldive Islands’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, 41, (1977), no. 58 on p. 164, illus. p. 162 pl. 61 b

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable 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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