par Vokaer, Agnès
Référence Mobility and Materiality in Byzantine-Islamic Relations, 7th-12th Centuries (12 et 13 novembre 2021: Université de Bogaziçi (online))
Publication Non publié, 2021-11-12
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : Recent excavations by the Bogaziçi University (dir. A. Özyar) resumed since 2007 on the mound of Tarsus (Gözlükule) have shed some further light on a domestic quarter of the town in the Abbasid period. The ceramic material retrieved in quantity, mainly from trash pits around the excavated houses, provides an interesting picture on the dynamics of trade at the periphery of the caliphate during the 9th-10th centuries. While the location of the city on the frontier between Byzantium and the Islamic world could have led us to expect to find evidence for trade or at least some influences from the Byzantine world, it appears that the vast majority of the wares (glazed tablewares, coarse or cooking wares), stylistically belongs to the Abbasid koine. Some types are locally or regionally produced while others, related to the Samarra horizon, are imported from Iraq. One exception is worth noting and will also be discussed in this paper: an amphora, the only imported amphora found during the recent excavations, is likely to originate from the eastern part of the Black Sea.