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Glaze production at an early Islamic workshop in al-Andalus

Author
Salinas, M.; Pradell, T.; Molera, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Date of publication
2018-06-26
First page
1
Last page
13
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-018-0666-y Open in new window
Project funding
Introduction of the glaze in Al-Andalus: technological waves and oriental influences
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/121260 Open in new window
URL
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-018-0666-y Open in new window
Abstract
The study and analysis of the materials found in one of the earliest Islamic glazed ceramics workshop in al-Andalus (Pechina) dating from the second half of the 9th century, including fritting vessels, kiln furniture, wasters and slags, and a glass chunk, have revealed the materials used and methods of production. Galena was oxidised to obtain PbO in the workshop. Fritting of the glaze involved a two-stage process for which two different types of vessels were used. The fritting process ended wit...
Citation
Salinas, M., Pradell, T., Molera, J. Glaze production at an early Islamic workshop in al-Andalus. "Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences", 26 Juny 2018, p. 1-13.
Keywords
9th century, Fritting process, Glazed ceramics, Lead glazes, Pechina
Group of research
GCM - Group of Characterization of Materials

Participants

  • Salinas Pleguezuelo, Maria Elena  (author)
  • Pradell Cara, Trinitat  (author)
  • Molera Marimon, Judit  (author)