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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ceramics on the Liyangan site come from the Tang Dynasty

The findings of dozens of ceramic objects in the Liyangan site, in Purbosari village, Temanggung regency, Central Java - Indonesia turn out was derived from the Tang Dynasty period, said Yusmaini Eriawati, a researchers from the National Archaeological Center (Pusat Arkeologi Nasional).
Liyangan site in Purbosari, Ngadirejo, Temanggung, Central Java. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qtFFj5)
Yusmaini in Temanggung on Monday, June 23, 2014, said that from a number of ceramic objects such as jars, teapots, and bowls that have been analyzed are all derived from the Tang Dynasty on 9th-10th century AD or at the era of the ancient Mataram kingdom.

"We do not know for sure because the function to be associated with the function of the site, but is expected to be related with cult rituals," she said.

According to her, the findings of ceramics mostly from Guangdong, other than that of Changsha and Xi'an. At that time ceramics from that area's most popular and traded up to the outside China.

Guangdong ceramics has a medium quality and mass produced, she says, while pottery from Changsha and Xi'an, it was in government control that includes better quality goods.

She said the findings of Changsha and Xi'an pottery were indicated that previously Liyangan was not the carelessly area or a state-controlled site, that on the 9th to 10th century AD in the ancient Mataram power. It shall mean that the Liyangan site was in the same era with Prambanan and Borobudur.

"Ceramic objects that could belong to the king, members of royal family or nobles, which is definitely in control of the government. Important here is the ceramic findings in the control authorities," she said.

She said ceramic or pottery production region in China pick certain characteristics that require precision in the analysis. Ceramic or pottery from abroad such as from China there was a glaze, but the Indonesian was not.

"Kingdom in the Indonesian archipelago when it clearly has not been able to produce ceramics, so the ceramics be derived from these findings was coming from China," she said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | REPUBLIKA ONLINE]
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