Kiln floor fragment - 983.243.25_1

983.243.25_1

Kiln floor fragment

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Hays South Cemetery, Tihama survey, Yemen
Date: 17th-19th century AD
Period: Modern
Object number: 983.243.25
Not on view
DescriptionThis object is a fragment of a kiln floor, scars from the rims of glazed vessels that had been fired in the kiln are visible. Kiln furniture of this type tends to not travel from the point of manufacture and use, so it is good evidence of manufacture. The characterisation of pottery made at Hays, an important local ceramic production centre in the mediaeval period and after, is based on analysis of evidence of this nature.
Collection:
Islamic World
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