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Sgraffito Jar

Jarrita esgrafiada

Nº inv.: CE1/00566

This round earthenware jar has a wide neck and two handles. It has been decorated with incisions and turquoise blue specks and is coated with a glaze made from iron oxide. Its body is decorated with a strip of rhombus-shaped incisions. Its style, technique and decoration are derived from Hispano-Muslim origins, however it was manufactured in the first quarter of the 14th century by Islamic craftsmen.

The manufacture of sgraffito pieces with strips of manganese already existed in the 13th century in Paterna, Valencia. This jar was taken from a well in the palace owned by Luna, the Lord of Paterna.

On display in the Sala de cerámica cristiana medieval, (Medieval Christian Ceramics Room), second floor.