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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

The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.