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albarello

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A type of late medieval drug‐jar, made in Spain, with a particularly fine thin tin glaze over blue designs that draw heavily on contemporary forms of Arabic script. Albarello...

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bacini

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

[Ar]

Ceramic vessels placed for decorative reasons high in the walls of Christian churches in southern Europe between the 11th and 15th centuries ad.

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barbotine

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

[De]

A method of relief decoration executed by trailing semiliquid clay through the end of an implement on to a finished pottery vessel before firing, a process identical to icing...

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Cistercian ware

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A type of brown coloured pottery made in the north midlands of England in the late 15th and 16th centuries ad.

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pommel

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

[Ar]

Protuberant knob on a sword hilt, frequently decorated with inlay or semi‐precious stones.

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puzzle jug

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

[Ar]

A type of ceramic jug or pitcher from the 15th and 16th centuries ad in Europe, which is pierced in several places and is supposed to provide a challenge for the user in terms...

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tankard

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A single‐handled drinking vessel with vertical or only slightly angled side walls.

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tazza

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

(pl. tazzae)

[Ar]

A cup‐like vessel, usually in a light‐coloured fabric, with a stem and foot, decorated with bands of frilling. The frequent occurrence of signs of...

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thimble

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Archaeology.

[Ar]

Small clay, bone, or metal cap, usually with a closed end, that is worn over the tip of a finger to protect it and to push a needle when sewing.

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