Cup with striped three-coloured glazeOn display
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Cup with striped three-coloured glaze
Date8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, with white slip under a sancai glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions4.8 x 8.4 x 6.8 cm max. (height x width x depth)
at foot 3 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
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 semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.