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Sculpture, pottery and minor arts (1204-1430)

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Glazed dish
Glazed dish with sgraffito representation of a bird, probably the product of the Thessalonike pottery workshop, 13th century, Thessaloniki, Exhibition of Christian Antiquities in the White Tower.

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Glazed dish
13th century

From the late 13th century a workshop producing glazed pottery operated in Thessalonike. Its wares have been identified in other parts of Macedonia, and also in Bulgaria, Constantinople and Venice.

The vessels from this workshop are mainly small bowls with sole decoration an incised bird pecking a leaf, under the characteristic yellow glaze. A pottery workshop located at Serrhai operated from the second half of the 13th century and produced vases for export.

See Also
History - Late Byzantine period (1204-1430)
Civilization - Pottery and glassware (324-565)
Coinage and pottery (565-867)

Macedonian Heritage
Content courtesy Ekdotike Athenon S.A.