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Research data . Dataset . 2022

Medieval sugar pots from Sicily: petrographic photomicrographs

Mentesana, Roberta Bruna;
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Published: 01 Jan 2022
Publisher: Repositori de Dades de Recerca
Petrographic examination was performed on 30µ-thick thin-sections prepared as standard for ceramic analysis and observed on the petrographic microscope Olympus BX43P and the picture taken with the camera Olympus SC50. The photomicrographs show the section of the pots where the mineral and rock fragments can be identified. Fabrics are described and discussed in: Mentesana R., Hein A., Madrid i Fernàndez M., Kilikoglou V., Buxeda i Garrigòs J. 2022. “Think globally, act locally: global requirements and local transformation in sugar pots manufacture in Sicily in the medieval and post-medieval periods”. Minerals. The scalebar is located in the bottom-right corner of each photomicrograph.
This dataset includes some of the petrographic pictures of the of sugar pots retrieved in Sicily from 11th-16th cent. AD contexts. These data were collected as part of the project “SPotEU: Sugar Pot manufacture in Western Europe in the medieval and post-medieval period (11th -16th centuries AD)”, funded under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (
The dataset also includes a file with a description of the charactersitics of each sample.

Arts and Humanities, Sugar pots, Medieval, Sicily, Archaeology, Ceramics, Sugar, Petrography, Medieval archaeology, Medieval pottery, Sicily (Italy), Microscopy of materials

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Sugar Pot manufacture in western Europe in the medieval and post-medieval period (11th-16th centuries AD)
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 797242
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
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