Department of Archaeology
   
   
  

The Development of Islamic Glass Technology

Julian Henderson (Nottingham), Dr. O'Hea (University of Adelaide) , Dr. Tim Insoll (University of Manchester) and Dr Richard Jones (University of Glasgow)

Funded by: the Crown prince of Bahrain and the University of Adelaide

This project deals with the chemical characterization of Islamic glasses from sites in Syria, Jordan and Bahrain, building on the comprehensive evidence of glass production in al-Raqqa, Syria.

A brightly enamelled Islamic Mamluk mosque lamp probably made in Cairo.

A brightly enamelled Islamic Mamluk mosque lamp probably made in Cairo.

 A plot of the levels of calcium oxide and phosphorus pentoxide in the 4 compositional types of glass found during the al-Raqqa excavations.

A plot of the relative levels of calcium oxide and phosphorus pentoxide in the 4 compositional types of glass found during the al-Raqqa excavations.

 

 

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