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Поливная керамика Миздахкана
Glazed Ceramics of Mizdakhkan

Author(s): Omar-Sharif Kdirniazob
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Southern Aral Sea region; Golden Horde; medieval site of Mizdakhkan; Qashan and red clay glazed ceramics; ornament; classification
Summary/Abstract: The author discusses glazed ceramics of the medieval town of Mizdakhkan. The site is situated in the Republic of Karakalpakstan. The archaeological digs conducted on the hillfort in 1985—2015 yielded a vast collection of ceramic materials. Glazed ceramics of Mizdakhkan demonstrates a variety of manufacturing technologies, forms, use, ornamentation and color of glaze. By these criteria, it can be classified into types and subtypes. Among them, the red-clay and Qashan ceramics of the Golden Horde time prevail. There is also imported celadon, minai and luster items. This paper discusses just the most typical samples of glazed ceramics of 13th—14th centuries. The forms and ornamental patterns of glazed items mainly suggest local manufacturing; however, they find analogies on the Golden Horde sites in different regions: in cities of the Lower Volga region, North Caucasus, Crimea and Dniester region (Old Orhei).

  • Page Range: 795-811
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Russian