Vessel on pedestal foot

  • Earthenware with white slip and red pigment
  • 23.5 x 20 cm
  • Ban Chiang culture
  • 300 BCE-200 CE, Ban Chiang culture, late period
  • Origin: Northeast Thailand
  • Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2004.22

Description

Earthenware globular vessel with pedestaled foot and flared rim. Red and white painted spiral design on body and red paint in interior.

Published References

1. Finkel, Jori. 2008. “Thai Antiquities, Resting Uneasily.” New York Times, Sunday 17 February, Arts & Leisure: 29.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Ellen Chase, Louise Cort, and Blythe McCarthy, 6 May 2003) This vessel is related to S2004.23. Both are fine.

S2004.23 has a "fern" motif on the neck. Both compare to an unprovenenced red-on-buff pot with a "deer" depicted on the base (White 1982, 29, fig. 33).

These vessels also relate to three vessels in the Gupta collection: RLS2001.21.17, 24 and 38.

White, Joyce C. 1982. Ban Chiang: Discovery of a Lost Bronze Age. Philadelphia and Washington: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania Press and Smithsonian Institution.  

2. (Louise Cort, 18 August 2004) Of S2004.23, Joyce White remarked (8 December 2003), "This is a fine (unproblematic) Ban Chiang Late Period vessel." Culture is changed from "Probably Ban Chiang tradition" to "Ban Chiang tradition," and "Prehistoric (Ban Chiang Late Period)" is added to Period. Title is changed from "Vessel" to "Pot with wide mouth on pedestal base."

3. (Louise Cort, 17 November 2014) In 2008 a sample taken from the underside of the foot of this vessel was submitted to Oxford Authentication for TL testing. The result showed that the pot was last fired 1400-2200 years ago.


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