Jar

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 40 x 30.1 cm
  • 1177-1430, Angkor period
  • Origin: Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
  • Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S1997.132

Published References

1. Cort, Louise Allison, Massumeh Farhad, and Ann C. Gunter. 2000. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 149 (illus.), no. 81.

2. Cort, Louise Allison (translated by Tabata Yukitsugu). 2002. "Kumeeru tōki—Hauge korekushon wo chūshin to shita Kumeeru tōki no kenkyū (Khmer ceramics—research on Khmer ceramics centering on the Hauge collection)." Tōnan Ajia kōkogaku [Journal of Southeast Asian Archaeology] (Journal of the Japan Society of Southeast Asian Archaeology) 22: 167, cat. no. 81.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 9 June 1999) A measured drawing of this piece was made by Miyata Etsuko in November, 1997, as part of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties survey of the Hauge collection of Khmer ceramics. 

2. (Louise Cort, 9 June 1999) An unglazed gray stoneware jar (or a jar from which all glaze had been lost), h 30 cm, with similar wide mouth with thickened, grooved rim, low neck, thick band of ornate relief decor around the neck, and tooled bands above the base, was on view in 1997 in the National Museum, Phnom Penh (registration number H 554).  In addition, it had four vertical lugs attached to the lowest edge of the neck decor and looping down onto the shoulder.

3. (Louise Cort, 24 June 1999) The broad foot of this jar may relate it in date to a group of iron-glazed jars dated by B. P. Groslier to the "late Bayon period," which must mean 13th century if not later (Brown 1988, pl. XXVI, b and pls. 32a–d). The jar is dated perhaps late 12th century; in Brown 1977 , pl. M, 3, it was called late 12th–early 13th century.

Brown, Roxanna M. 1988. The Ceramics of South-East Asia: Their Dating and Identification. 2nd ed. Singapore: Oxford University Press.

Brown, Roxanna M. 1977. The Ceramics of South-East Asia: their dating and identification. 1st ed. Singapore: Oxford University Press.

4. (Louise Cort, 16 January 2017) Changed Date from 12th-13th century to 1177-1430, following Desbat's revised chronology based on excavations in the Angkor area over the past two decades (Desbat 2011, 26). Evidence for vessels with matte brown or black glaze centers on that time span.

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


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