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Bowl with marbled decoration

  • 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 shallow bowl has curved sides, a flared rim and a splayed foot. It is made of beige-coloured and reddish-brown clays kneaded together, but the foot is made of brown clay only and appears to have been seperately added. The lowest part of the sides, where the foot was joined, are also covered with plain brown clay. The piece is glazed in a translucent honey-coloured tone, except for the base; the glaze has pooled to a glassy patch inside the bowl.

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