The provenance of export porcelain recovered from the Nan’ao One: a shipwreck in the South China Sea

Zhu, Jian and Li, Naisheng and Henderson, Julian and Glascock, Michael (2016) The provenance of export porcelain recovered from the Nan’ao One: a shipwreck in the South China Sea. Antiquity, 90 (351). pp. 798-808. ISSN 1745-1744

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Abstract

A compositional study employing neutron activation analysis was performed on eleven fragments of Ming dynasty blue-and-white export porcelain recovered from the Nan’ao One shipwreck and 64 samples from three kiln sources. Examination of the compositional data was successful in determining the provenance of the porcelain fragments from the shipwreck. The results indicate that the blue-and-white export porcelain recovered from the Nan’ao One came from two sources: the Jingdezhen and Zhangzhou kilns.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: China, Ming Dynasty, Shipwreck, Porcelain, International Trade
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Archaeology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2016.67
Depositing User: Henderson, Julian
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 08:18
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 14:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35313

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