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The bibliography for this section was compiled by Katarina Mokranova. Please contact the curator if you have material to suggest, or comments: kat.mokranova[at]gmail.com.


Medieval Ceramics journal


Journal of Islamic Archaeology

BASOR: Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research

On the web

Islamic pottery (in French)

The Levantine Ceramics Project

General literature

Adams, R., 1970. Tell Abu Sarifa: A Sassanian – Islamic Ceramic Sequence from South Central Iraq. Ars Orientalis 8, 87-119.

Carvajal López, José C. and Day, Peter M., 2015. “The production and distribution of cooking pots in two towns of South East Spain in the 6th–11th centuries”, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 2: 282-290.

Henshaw, Christina M., 2010. “Early Islamic Ceramics and Glazesof Akhsiket, Uzbekistan”, unpublished PhD dissertation, University College London.

Petřík, Jan, et al., 2020. “Islamic glazed pottery from Adiabene (Iraq, Kurdistan): Multianalytical research into its technological development and provenance”, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12 (19), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-01002-3.

Mason, Robert B.J., 2004. Shine Like the Sun: Lustre-Painted and Associated Pottery from the Medieval Middle East, Bibliotheca Iranica:Islamic Art and Architecture Series 12, Costa Mesa: Mezda Publishers.

Rice, P.M., 2015. Pottery analysis: a sourcebook. University of Chicago Press.

Taxel, Itamar, 2014. “Luxury and Common Wares: Socio-Economic Aspects of the Distribution of Glazed Pottery in Early Islamic Palestine”, Levant 46(1): 118-139.Vince, A., Tyers, P. and Orton, C., 1993. Pottery in archaeology. Cambridge University Press.

Ting, Carmen and Taxel, Itamar, 2020. “Indigeneity and innovation of early Islamic glaze technology: the case of the Coptic Glazed Ware”, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12:27, doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-01007-y.

Vorderstrasse, Tascha, 2015. “Terms for Vessels in Arabic and Coptic Documentary Texts and Their Archaeological and Ethnographic Correlates”, in: Alexander T. Schubert and Petra M. Sijpesteijn (eds.), Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 195-234.

Vroom, Joanita, 2009. “Medieval Ceramics and the Archaeology of Consumption in Eastern Anatolia”, in: Tasha Vorderstrasse and Jacob Roolenberg (eds.), Archaeology of the Countryside in Medieval Anatolia, PIHNAS 113, Leiden, 235-258.

Pottery from Syria and Lebanon

Pottery from Jordan and Israel/Palestine