By Gabriele Puschnigg

ISBN-10: 1598742256

ISBN-13: 9781598742251

Our wisdom of many teams or sessions has benefited from systematic ceramic research, even though as but the Sasanian Empire of old Persia (224-651 advert) has now not be subjected to an analogous exam. Merv, an expansive old urban positioned in an oasis within the imperative Asian steppes, used to be for millennia a gateway for tourists and investors alongside the Silk highway among east and west. Puschnigg’s specified learn of Merv’s Sasanian pottery creates a benchmark for different paintings in this ceramic corpus. She dissects the frequency, dates, wares, and profiles of hundreds and hundreds of securely excavated items and compares them with the unearths from previous Russian experiences, quite often unavailable to western researchers. Puschnigg makes use of this fabric to supply insights into the social and monetary dimensions of the Sasanian international, in addition to delivering researchers with a catalog of general shapes and wares.

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