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Verre byzantin et islamiqueByzantine and Islamic Glass

Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert

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Glass Production in Raqqa, Syria. New Evidence for an Interim Assessment
Annales du 13e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre (Pays-Bas 1995)
AIHV, Lochem, 1996, p. 257-268

[701, 900]
• Primary and secondary glass workshops in Raqqa.
– Three-chambered glass furnaces, a sloping floor, evidence for the blowing and casting of glass.

• Chemical analysis: Al2O3, MgO, Na2O, CaO, P2O5, SiO2.
– Types of glass found at Raqqa:
1. soda-lime glass + plant ash (alkali): low aluminia,
2. high aluminia, high magnesia, low silica, high phosphorus pentoxide,
3. soda-lime glass + mineral alkali: high aluminia, low soda, low magnesia,
4. high magnesia (higher than type 1 and 2), low alumina.

• The earliest examples of the Islamic plant ash glass.
Syrie Syria Raqqa production

Version 5, données dudata date 30 janvier 2013January 30th 2013