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Title: Electron microprobe analysis of 9th-12th century Islamic glass from Cordoba, Spain
Authors: Duckworth, C. N.
Cordoba, R.
Faber, E. W.
Govantes-Edwards, D. J.
Henderson, J.
First Published: 27-Jan-2014
Publisher: Wiley for University of Oxford, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Citation: Archaeometry Volume 57, Issue 1, pages 27–50, February 2015
Abstract: Twenty-six samples from domestic assemblages of 9th–12th century Córdoba were subjected to electron microprobe analysis. The results reveal two main compositional types. The first, encountered in 13 of the samples, seems to result from the combination of plant ashes with high-impurity sand, and has some contemporary parallels from Syria and Egypt. The second type is a lead–soda–silica glass, encountered in a relatively high proportion of the glasses (11 of the 26 sampled), possibly formed by the addition of lead metal to existing glasses and with very few known parallels. These are among a very small number of results available to date on the chemical composition of glasses from medieval Spain, and the presence of a high proportion of lead–soda–silica glasses is particularly interesting, possibly indicating a technological practice unique to, or originating in, the western Muslim world.
DOI Link: 10.1111/arcm.12079
ISSN: 0003-813X
eISSN: 1475-4754
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Archaeometry Volume 57, Issue 1, pages 27–50, February 2015, which has been published in final form at;jsessionid=53B8CBD872F9E2D72A8FB88627286859.f03t03. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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