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Jar with four horizontal lugs

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 14th-15th century
Stoneware with iron glaze; rattan handles and lid added
Sawankhalok ware
H x W x D: 56.3 x 40 x 40 cm (22 3/16 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in)
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Large storage jar with small trumpet shaped mouth and rolled rim, ridge at base of neck, four lugs high on shoulder, narrow body, and broad flat base, rattan handles and lid.
Body: reddish-brown stoneware.
Glaze: iron glaze, lustrous black on "hot" side of jar, running down in muliple drips to edge of base; on "cool" side of jar, ochre mottled with black on shoulder and upper body, ochre on lower body; on that side are visible, below flowing lower edge of glaze, horizontal brushmarks where undercoat of glaze was brushed on, ranging from thin brown to thicker ochre. nterior and base unglazed.
Decoration: none.
Accessories: cylindrical coiled rattan lid with flat top, loop in center attached to five-link chain of plaited bamboo loops; other end of chain attached to rattan bail handle attached to adjacent lugs by plaited bamboo loops; indentical bail handle attached to other two lugs. Lid made in the Philippines.
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), bamboo, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resource(s)
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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