Pottery kilns in Mouraria (Lisbon, Portugal): Archaeological evidences of a 16th and 17th centuries workshop

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Abstract

During a preventive archaeology work in Largo das Olarias, in Lisbon’s late-medieval Moorish neighbourhood (Mouraria), four pottery kilns from the 16th and 17th centuries were discovered. A large number of objects was found inside of them, such as kiln furniture and ceramic wastes of faience, unglazed redware and also some leadglazed earthenware. All the kilns were small, oval shaped and had their combustion and firing chambers separated by a grid floor supported by arches; they were made of brick, clay and ceramic fragments. This paper aims to bring new information on Lisbon’s pottery production in the Early Modern period, and an evaluation on the technology used in its pottery kilns, through the study of those finds from Largo das Olarias.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Congress AIECM3 On Medieval and Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
EditorsP. Petridis, A. Yangaki, N. Liaros, E.-E. Bia
Place of PublicationAthens
PublisherNational & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages53-61
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-960-7905-87-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event12th International Congress on Medieval & Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics - Athens, Greece
Duration: 22 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
https://aiecm3athens2018.arch.uoa.gr/en/

Conference

Conference12th International Congress on Medieval & Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period22/10/1827/10/18
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