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Circular box with cover
Date1st half of the 8th century AD
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, with splashed sancai glaze; unglazed base
Dimensionswith lid 4.1 cm (height)
without lid 2.3 cm (height)
9.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
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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.