Like broken bits of time, these few shards, gathered from among the literally millions of shards that litter the surface of the Eastern Province, are evocative fragments of a vanished world. The shapes, the glazes, the colored bits of glass seen here brought beauty into the lives of ordinary people more than a thousand years ago, and they still do.
As we learn more about particular pieces, we'll post more information. If you think you might be able to elaborate on any item, please send us an email at Shards@outintheblue.com. Some of the initial comments are provided by Norah Barger Lutfi.