Ware/Ware Family: Coptic Glazed Ware

Name, Origin, Date

Coptic Glazed Ware

Egypt/Delta/Lower Egypt

Eighth Century CE

Early Islamic

General Information

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First identified by Rodziewicz, the Coptic Glaze Ware (CGW) is one of the earliest examples of Islamic glazed pottery. According to Ting and Taxel (2020), “CGW is identifiable for its open vessel form (e.g. bowl or plate) and flat base, often with straight walls, plain rim, pink ceramic fabric and multihued painted decoration that was applied either under or over the glaze. In their respective description of the CGW assemblages from Alexandria and Aqaba, Rodziewicz (1976) and Whitecomb (1989) both noticed that these bowls display similar formal and stylistic elements to Egyptian red and white slip wares and Coptic painted ware, which were derived from the Late Roman fine ware of north Africa, Asia Minor and Cyprus” (27:1). O...


Bowl
El-Khirba, Nes Ziyyona
9th-10th c. CE
Early Islamic - Umayyad/Abbasid/Fatimid


Dish
Yavneh Yam
8th c. CE
Early Islamic - Umayyad/Abbasid/Fatimid


Dish
Yavneh Yam
8th c. CE
Early Islamic - Umayyad/Abbasid/Fatimid


Dish
Jaffa
8th c. CE
Early Islamic - Umayyad/Abbasid/Fatimid

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Petrographic Samples  1




8th c. CE

Magnification:
Polarized Light?
PPL

Description

Earlier/Alternative Names

Site Distribution

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Jaffa (Israel/Central Coastal Plain)

Khirbet 'Amra (Israel/Negev)

Associated Petrofabrics

Associated Kilns/Workshops

Bibliography

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  1. Carmen Ting and Itamar Taxel. "Indigeneity and innovation of early Islamic glaze technology: the case of the Coptic Glazed Ware" Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12 (2020), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-01007-y

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