Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Covered box

  • Stoneware with iron glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze
  • 3.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • F1986.54a-b

Description

Small covered box with knob shaped like fruit stem and calyx.
Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks.
Glaze: translucent, whitish on exterior; brown glaze on knob and inside body.
Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: horizontal lines and calligraphic dashes.
Mark: none.


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