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An Introduction to Chinese Ceramics in East Africa: Consumption, Display and Modification from the 8th century to Today

by Hannah Parsons - h.l.parsons@exeter.ac.uk

10 January - 12 April 2020

This exhibition, based on doctoral research by IAIS student Hannah Parsons, explores the ways in which Chinese ceramics have been used in East Africa from their initial introduction in the 8th century through to today. The exhibition focuses on architectural adornment in and on houses, mosques, and tombs on the Swahili Coast, and the modification of broken sherds in Ethiopia and the wider Islamic world. These different consumption practices are explored visually and contextualised with displays of Chinese ceramics from the Western Indian Ocean.

Exhibition open to the public weekdays: 9am - 5pm.

The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4ND.