Bottle (base missing), from disassembled pastiche in the form of a gourd-shape bottle

  • Stoneware with wood-ash glaze
  • 3.1 cm
  • 1075-1250, Angkor period
  • Origin: Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
  • S1996.156.1

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) Two-color gourd-shaped bottle, the top section a Khmer small bottle, luted to a heavy dark-glazed bottom of uncertain origin.

2. (Louise Cort, 27 August 2007) A similar pastiche, constructed from an Angkorian period white-glazed bottle and a black-glazed bottle, is in the collection of the National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh (kha 4097).

3. (Louise Cort, 25 June 2015) Conservator Stephen Koob disassembled the pastiche after it came to the museum in December, 1996.

4. (Louise Cort, 16 January 2017) Changed Date from 11th-13th century to 1075-1250, following Desbat's revised chronology based on excavations in the Angkor area over the past two decades (Desbat 2011, 26). Evidence for green-glazed Buriram-type bowls (distinguished by the formation of the base) at Angkor-area sites begins in the late 12th century but may date to the beginning of the 12th century, coinciding with the end of production of green-glazed "Kulen" wares in the Angkor area (Desbat 2011, 15-16).

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


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