Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Vessel on pedestal foot

  • Earthenware with red pigment
  • 25 x 21 cm
  • Ban Chiang culture
  • 300 BCE-200 CE, Ban Chiang culture, late period
  • Origin: Northeast Thailand
  • Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2004.23

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Ellen Chase, Louise Cort, and Blythe McCarthy, 6 May 2003) This vessel is related to S2004.22. Both are fine. This vessel has a "fern" motif on the neck. Both compare to an unprovenienced 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: S2004.13, 22, and 33.

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. (Joyce White, Ban Chiang Project, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, 8 December 2003) This is a fine (unproblematic) Ban Chiang Late Period vessel.

3. (Louise Cort, 18 August 2004) Title is changed from "Vessel" to "Pot with wide mouth on pedestal base."

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