Portuguese faience in Santana Convent, Lisbon

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The archaeological excavations made in the Santana Convent
(Lisbon), a religious house dated to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries provided a large quantity of Portuguese Faience. This tin glaze ware can be associated to different types of contexts and chronologies from the very simple white wares from the second half of the 16th-century, passing through the blue on white Eastern influence of the early and mid-17th century and into the blue and purple in late 17th and early 18th-century patterns. Through these ceramics, their presence or absence, and their relation with the other material culture elements, one can infer about social, economic and ideological aspects of the nuns inhabiting in that
religious context.
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 pages12
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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