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Composition of glass bracelets and rings from the Ayyubid-Mamluk cemetery at Dohaleh, north Jordan

Al-Bashaireh, K; Freestone, IC; Gregory, T; (2022) Composition of glass bracelets and rings from the Ayyubid-Mamluk cemetery at Dohaleh, north Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports , 46 , Article 103689. 10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103689.

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Abstract

Twenty-six glass bracelets and three finger rings from an Ayyubid-Mamluk (1179–1517 CE) cemetery at Dohaleh, North Jordan, have been analysed by electron microprobe. They fall into six compositional groups, based upon their alkali- and silica-related components. Groups A and F were made using Levantine plant ash but differ in their silica sources, they are typically decolorized using manganese. Groups B, C and E overlap in terms of silica-related components but may be sub-divided on the basis of alkali source; this appears to have been a mineral alkali, possibly from Anatolia. A single bracelet (Group D) shows characteristics of Mesopotamian glass. All groups show evidence of tin-opacification, but the color palette of the mineral soda glasses is more restricted; furthermore, they were not decolorized using manganese. The results suggest that glass bracelets were being obtained from a wide range of sources.

Type: Article
Title: Composition of glass bracelets and rings from the Ayyubid-Mamluk cemetery at Dohaleh, north Jordan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103689
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103689
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Glass bracelets, Glass production, Ayyubid-Mamluk, Dohaleh, Jordan, Electron microprobe
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10158925
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