Glazed stoneware sherd

Glazed stoneware sherd

Sherd
China
618-906 AD
Glazed stoneware
Width 8.9 cm
Museum no. LOAN:INDIA.30 (T.XXIX.2)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

This base fragment with foot ring once made up a shallow stoneware bowl dating to the Tang dynasty (618-906). The outside is unglazed, but the inside is coated with a dark brown glaze. A concentric ring on the inside is left unglazed as it may have supported the foot ring of another pot stacked to it during firing. This sherd along with many other pottery sherds was found at a watchtower near the town of Dunhuang.