Bottle

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 6.2 cm
  • 1177-1430, Angkor period
  • Origin: Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
  • S1996.122

Published References

1. Lawton, Thomas, and Thomas W. Lentz. 1988. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 208–211.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Victor Hauge, November 1996) Globular bottle with stippling around neck, brown-glazed.

2. (Louise Cort, 29 November 2001) A measured drawing of this vessel was prepared by Miyata Etsuko in July 2000, while she was in Washington on a Short-term Visitor Grant with my sponsorship.  She sent the final ink tracing to me in September this year. See media.

3. (Louise Cort, 5 October 2007) Sok Keo Sovannara suggests that this might be the vessel shape indicated in inscriptions by the Sanskrit term karanka (dot over the n), designating a skull shape or coconut shape and used as a water vessel in ritual performance.

4. (Louise Cort, 16 January 2017) Changed Date from 11th-13th century to 1177-1430, following Desbat's revised chronology based on excavations in the Angkor area over the past two decades. He associates the appearance of matte brown glaze with the late 12th century (Desbat 2011, 26).

Armand Desbat. 2011. Pour une revision de la chronologie des gres khmers. Aseanie 27 (juin), 11-34.


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