Cylindrical jar

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 48.4 x 35.7 cm
  • 1075-1430, Angkor period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
  • S1996.115

Description

Vat with cylindrical body slightly wider in upper body in shoulder, tall angled shoulder, short neck, verted rim with flange. Wheel-thrown from coil added to flat base. Base flat, relatively smooth, one large chip from edge. Wall possibly constructed in three sections (with drying time between additions), plus shoulder and neck.
Clay: stoneware. deep reddish-brown where exposed, slightly lighter color on base.
Decoration: at base, straight upright trim at foot, above which is a series of seven evenly-spaced bevels. Main body of vessel undecorated. On upper wall below curve of shoulder, deep band of scalloped combing made with four-toothed combing tool, rounded upper arches and long spikes pointing straight downward. Just above, as wall curves inward, broad band crated by nine parallel incised horizontal lines. Shoulder undecorated. At base of neck, row of scalloped combing done with three-toothed combing tool, scallops compressed with spikes pointing dowward to right. Two incised horizontal lines around base of neck. Low neck everts to thick, wide rim with flange.
Glaze: iron glaze, mostly translucent cool brown, with thicker, darker streaks as well as streaks of ochre yellow, especially in glaze caught in bevels above foot. Glaze on shoulder and rim is thicker, uniformly darker tone. Glaze over entire interior, thicker on upper wall and ending in even horizontal line, suggesting that vessel was dipped upside down into vat of glaze. In addition, streaks and rivulets of glaze (some ochre yellow) all the way to vessel bottom.


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