15.6 X 32.P CM. ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, GIFT OF MRS MARGARET STRUTT-DAVIES 1984 – TAASA Review June 2013

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attention both because of the size of its cargo of 9th century Chinese ceramics and because the ship was an Arab dhow, the first one of its kind found in maritime excavations, and proof that there was trade between Arabia and China as early as the 9th century.

The cargo comprised mainly ceramics, over 60,000 pieces, as well as lead ingots, star anise, bronze mirrors and cast iron vessels.

Many of the ceramics were everyday bowls with minimal decoration in the green and cream palette of Changsha wares...