Earthenware jarOn display
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Date8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, with cream glaze and splashes of blue; glazed rim
Dimensions19 cm (height)
21.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
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.
Wood, N., and others, ‘A Technological Examination of Ninth-Tenth Century AD Abbasid Blue-and-White Ware from Iraq, and its Comparisons with Eighth Century AD Chinese Blue-and-White Sancai Ware’, Archaeometry, 49/4, (2007), pp. 670, 676 & 677, illus. p. 671 fig. 2(f)