Portuguese faience in Old Goa

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Portuguese faience has been found in Old Goa in two different contexts. The St. Augustine complex was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India while the finds from the urban centre were identified during a field survey. Although the Portuguese settle in this region in early 16th century the Portuguese faience found indicates later chronologies and no object could be dated prior to mid-17th century. Most of the objects corresponds to everyday wares in Portugal though the
value of such objects has to be discussed when reaching overseas destinations. The lower amount of faience found is clearly relates to the abundance of Chinese porcelain which was widely available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Conference of Portuguese Faience (16th-19th Centuries)
EditorsRosa Varela Gomes, Tânia Manuel Casimiro, Mário Varela Gomes
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherInstituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-84-7956-158-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event1º Congresso Internacional de Faiança Portuguesa - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 22 May 201325 May 2013


Conference1º Congresso Internacional de Faiança Portuguesa
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