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ORANGE MICACEOUS - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
ORANGE MICACEOUS
Category:
UNGLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
IBERIA
Production Date Range:
1550-1650
Defining Attributes:
Bright orange, very compact paste with mica tempering that appears to sparkle. It is unglazed, , often with narrow smoothing/scraping ridges visible.

Small, thin-walled vessels, occasionally decorated with incised or scratched designs. Inlay with chips of white feldspar has also been noted.

Vessel Forms:
PLATO
POCILLO
TAZA
Comments:
Orange micaceous is similar to Mérida ware (Hurst 1973), however it occurs in smaller tableware vessels, and is a lighter orange in paste color than Mérida ware.
Published Definitions:
Council 1975: 131-133; Deagan 2002: 40-41