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Ceramics from Thailand

Now on view
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Prehistoric clay vessels, many painted with dynamic red patterns, represent the flourishing of early ceramic production within the boundaries of the modern nation of Thailand. Many centuries later, potters in Thailand mastered the technology for making high-fired, glazed stoneware. Their jars and tablewares, used locally, were also shipped to distant international markets. This installation celebrates the variety of ceramic production within Thailand across four millennia.


Right: Jar for drinking water; ca. 1882; Thongrochana Boonpoog (Thai, 1832-1913); Bangkok period; Earthenware; Thailand; Gift of Pisarn Boonpoog, S1994.16a-c
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Jar for drinking water

We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.