Repository logo
 

Chapter 6. Molding the ‘collapse’: Technological analysis of the Terminal Classic molded-carved vases from Altun Ha, Belize


Change log

Authors

Martinon-Torres, Marcos  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2124-2837
Graham, E 

Abstract

Recent excavations at the Fatimid and Zirid site of Sabra al-Mansuriya near Kairouan (Tunisia) provide the first evidence of lustreware production in medieval Ifriqiya, in the 10 th –11 th centuries AD. As the Fatimid dynasty moved from Ifriqiya to Egypt to establish its capital in Fustat (Cairo), technological connections with the Egyptian lustreware could be expected. Tunisian lustreware may also be the link in the transmission of the technique towards Muslim Spain. It represents a new piece of the puzzle of understanding the diffusion of lustre technology from the East to the West of the Mediterranean. The composition and microstructure of the bodies and glazes, and the micro-and nano-structure of the lustre layer are compared in a preliminary approach to the technological relationships between Tunisian, Egyptian, and Spanish lustrewares.

Description

Title

Chapter 6. Molding the ‘collapse’: Technological analysis of the Terminal Classic molded-carved vases from Altun Ha, Belize

Keywords

3601 Art History, Theory and Criticism, 36 Creative Arts and Writing

Is Part Of

Craft and science: International perspectives on archaeological ceramics

Book type

Reference work

Publisher

Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press)

ISBN