Production of Pseudo-Celadon in Saray, a Golden Horde Capital Cover Image

Производство псевдоселадона в столице Золотой Орды — Сарае
Production of Pseudo-Celadon in Saray, a Golden Horde Capital

Author(s): Evgeniy M. Pigarev, Vadim L. Egorov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Lower Volga area; Astrakhan Oblast; Golden Horde period; Selitrennoye hillfort; kilns; glazed pottery; Qashan pottery; pseudo-celadon
Summary/Abstract: The article offers findings of a study on a large aristocratic estate from Saray, a Golden Horde capital (Selitrennoe hillfort) excavated by the Volga Archaeological Expedition of the Archaeology Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, in 1978—1982. It is the first publication of a potter’s workshop found within the estate: it produced various ceremonial red-clay and Qashan ware. The authors characterize thermotechnical devices (kilns) excavated on the territory of the workshop. The analysis of the uncovered ceramic materials (spoilage, furnace stores, and various devices for baking glazed vessels) distinguishes kilns for manufacturing of pseudo-celadon — a local imitation of the Chinese celadon technology.

  • Page Range: 717-724
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Russian