Tang white ware dish.

This dish is from the late Tang to Five dynasties period, 9th or 10th centuries. Described in the book; “Bright as silver,white as snow’ as; Thick walled bowl with a rounded interior, curved sides, everted rim and nearly solid foot with a shallow foot-ring. The bowl is covered with a white slip, and the lower part is left exposed.

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It was used for tea drinking,and was exported to the Middle east and North Africa.

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It became known in the west as ‘Samarra type’, because it was first known through excavations in Samarra in Iraq.

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It measures 15 cm across.

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