Saucer with splashed decoration in greenOn display
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Saucer with splashed decoration in green
Date7th - 9th century AD (AD 601 - 900)
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, with lead glaze in green and cream
Dimensions2.5 cm (height)
14.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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Glossary of terms
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.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A glaze to which lead oxide is added as flux to lower its melting point.