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Yellow-glazed sherd with dragon

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaSouth-east AsiaIndonesia Sumatra (Kota Cina) (find spot)
    Asia China (place of creation)
    possibly 16th century (1501 - 1600)
    Associated people
    Dr Edmund Edwards McKinnon (active before 1999) (excavator)
    Material and technique
    earthenware, with yellow glaze
    5 x 6 x 3.2 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
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    No. of items
    Credit line
    Presented by Dr Edmund Edwards McKinnon, 1990.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Edwards McKinnon, Edmund, ‘Oriental Ceramics Excavated in North Sumatra: The Second George De Menasce Memorial Lecture’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 41, (1977), pl. A (colour), between pp. 57 and 59.

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.


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