Bowl on pedestal foot

  • Earthenware with white slip and red pigment
  • 22.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Possibly Ban Chiang culture
  • 500-300 BCE, Possibly Ban Chiang Middle period
  • Origin: Northeast Thailand
  • Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2004.47

Description

Earthenware vessel with pedestal and red painted curvilinear designs on base and rim. Long stemmed and flared base.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Ellen Chase, Louise Cort, and Blythe McCarthy, 5 May 2003) This seems to be a single coherent vessel, broken at the join between bowl and pedestal, and repaired. White spots and a white "haze" were applied to the pedestal, possibly to tone down new red paint. They contrast to the "natural" white accretion on the bowl.

2. (Louise Cort, 18 August 2004) Among "unprovenienced artifacts possibly of the Ban Chiang tradition," Joyce White illustrated a similar vessel in the collection of the National Museum of Thailand and noted in the caption: "No painted and incised pedestaled pots like this were excavated by the NETAP project at Ban Chiang" (White 1982, no. 145).

Title is shown as "Bowl on tall pedestal foot."  Culture is listed as "Possibly Ban Chiang tradition, N.E. Thailand"; Origin is shown as "Khorat plateau, Thailand."

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

3. (Louise Cort, 26 March 2008) The concave, everted, red-painted rim of this vessel resembles the rim of a late Ban Chiang Middle Period jar of "carabel type" dated to ca. 400–300 B.C.E. (White 1982, no. 45). the decoration, consisting of incised patterns filled "within the lines" with red and white slips, is related to Middle rather than Late Period decoration (e.g. White 1982, no. 40). See also White (1982) nos. 144–145 for this rim and decoration on a carinated pot and a pedestal-based pot.

Change Date from 300 B.C.E.–200 C.E. to 500–300 B.C.E.

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


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