BEGINNING OF SLIP GLAZE PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN CRIMEA IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE XIIITH – THE FIRST HALF OF THE XIVTH CENTURY

Abstract: 

In the article the materials of Azak excavations are analyzed. They reveal the establishment of one of the biggest slip glaze production centers in the area of the Golden Horde – the pottery towns of the South-Eastern Crimea (Solchat, Kaffa, Sudak). These findings are important for studying the initial period of the Golden Horde towns existence as well as the history of the establishment of pottery in particular. Dated by coins the closed complexes of Azak give a unique opportunity for research. The description of characteristic features of this type of pottery and the changes in ornamentation of the glazed vessels during the period of fifty years are given here. Two chronological phases of pottery production are identified. Suppositions about its origin are made.

Key words: 

Golden Horde, slip glaze, pottery.

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