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CLAY GLOBAL themes in world ceramic traditions CLAY GLOBAL John A. Burrison indiana university press This book is a publication of Indiana University Press Office of Scholarly Publishing Herman B Wells Library 350 1320 East 10th Street Bloomington, Indiana 47405 USA© 2017 by John A. Burrison All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. The Association of American University Presses’ Resolution on Permissions constitutes the only exception to this prohibition. This book is printed on acid-free paper. Manufactured in China Cataloging information is available from the Library of Congress. ISBN 978-0-253-03188-4 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-253-03189-1 (ebook) 1 2 3 4 5 22 21 20 19 18 17 Back jacket photos, top row from left to right: Blue-glazed “faience” hippopotamus figure from the tomb of steward Senbi II at Meir, Upper Egypt, ca. 1900 BCE. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Soft-paste porcelain “pilgrim” flask, Medici Porcelain Factory, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, 1575–1587. Collection of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, Faience plate in the Ottoman style of Iznik, Turkey, by Joseph-Théodore Deck, Paris, France, ca. 1870. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bottom row from left to right: Terracotta pair thought to be Greek fertility goddesses Demeter and her daughter Persephone, Myrina, Asia Minor, ca. 100 BCE. Collection of British Museum. London, Photograph: Marie-Lan Nguyen, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons. Five-claw dragon chasing “flaming pearl” (now broken), glazed tiles on Nine Dragon screen wall facing Gate of Imperial Supremacy, Forbidden City, Beijing, China, erected in the early 1770s during reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Photograph: Richard Fisher, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Porcelain rabbit okimono, Mikawachi, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, 2nd half of 19th century. Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Front jacket flap photo: Fritware plate, Iznik, Turkey, 1535–1545. Collection of Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Photograph: Sailko, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons. To the memory of Samuel P. Bayard and MacEdward Leach, my mentors, who introduced me to academic folklore study and gave me an international perspective on the subject. ...


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