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Tang sancai

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This thesis studies Tang sancai, a multi-coloured lead-glaze ceramic decorated ware which emerged in the Tang dynasty (AD 618 - AD 907), attaining mass production in the middle of the Tang era and declining towards its end. It examines the functions of sancai in its different aspects, namely as burial objects, as containers for ritual offerings and as architectural material. I argue that Tang sancai ware as burial objects were employed exclusively by the Tang imperial and elite families. ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:de5211ba-7110-4e58-ba7a-ec91c3f94d32
Local pid:
ora:4163

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