Pillow in the form of a tortoise
- Historical period(s)
- Tran or Later Le dynasty, late 14th-15th century
- Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent (underfired) glaze, iron oxide wash on base
- 9.8 x 12.1 x 16.7 cm
- Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Dean Frasché
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This pillow was excavated from the site of an abandoned Buddhist monastery in Bangkok.
Excavated in Bangkok in 1943 
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, to 1985 
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1985
 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).
 See note 1.
- On View Location
- Sackler: Vietnam's Ceramics
- Collection(s) Area
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum