Fair Trade Nicaraguan Pottery Handmade Small Turtle Vase by A Different ApproachThis is an example of Nicaraguan pottery - a handmade Small Turtle Vase.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Glazing in Architectural Design


The use of glazing in pottery appears to have started in about 1500 BC. Prior to that, brickwork had been glazed and used as a form of decoration or ornamentation in architectural design.

mesopotamia, iraq - babylon relief
Pergamon Museum - Ishtar Gate _DSC17931
It's generally recognised that the use of glazing in this way reached its height in 6th century Babylon in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar. The glaze and decorative works were truly impressive.

It was in about the 1st century BC that glazed pottery began to be produced in the Middle East. Possibly it was the Egyptians who started
Building Inscription of King Nebukadnezar II, ...
making glazed pottery.

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