Azerbaijan International

Winter 2006 (14.4)

Under the Sea
Underwater Ceramics

Various examples of ceramics found in the Caspian sea. Many were painted with birds or animals and geometric shapes. Some are believed to date back to the 12th century. Archaelogists have identified three colorsmade from a combination of natural oxides to create the colors: green, purple and yellowish brown.

Photos: Blair/Ceramics from collection of underwater ceramics at Azerbaijan's Natinal History Museum/Victor Kvachidze

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