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Pillow in the form of a tortoise
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Pillow in the form of a tortoise

Medium:
Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent (underfired) glaze, iron oxide wash on base
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.8 x 12.1 x 16.7 cm (3 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 9/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
Topic:
tortoise, Vietnam, Tran dynasty (1225 - 1400), Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), stoneware, Southeast Asian Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Dean Frasché
Date:
late 14th-15th century
Period:
Tran or Later Le dynasty
Accession Number:
F1985.37a-b
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
1943 Excavated in Bangkok in 1943 [1] To 1985 Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, to 1985 [2] From 1985 Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1985 Notes: [1] The object was found during the removal of the ruins of an ancient Buddhist wat on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, some 700 meters south of the present Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand (see Curatorial Note 1, J.H. Knapp, 1986, in object record). According to the donor (his information having come from the Thai-Chinese gentleman from whom he acquired the piece), the abandoned wat where the object was found was demolished and the site excavated in the process of building an unloading dock; the name of the wat was not recorded (see Curatorial Note 2, L.A. Cort, 1986, in object record). [2] See note 1.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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