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White ware jar with four animal paws

  • 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 has straight sides, a sloping shoulder with a short splayed neck, and a flat base. Four bands of clay are applied round the sides, joined to four legs shaped as animal paws. The legs have incised lines indicating ruffled skin and incisions indicating claws, the applied bands above are impressed with a diaper design. Two incised lines encircle the shoulder. The beige-coloured stoneware bears a white slip and a matt white glaze, the glaze leaving base and legs free, the slip ending higher up. The rim was also left unglazed, since the piece probably once had a cover.

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