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

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Cooking pot with overall paddle-impressed texture and lid with incised decoration

  • Unglazed earthenware
  • 21.8 x 27.1 cm
  • 19th-mid 20th century, Nguyen dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.190a-b


Pot of compressed globular form with short neck, wide flaring mouth, round bottom and a conical lid with a lotus bud knob.
Clay: brown earthenware.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: the lid is decorated with incised triangular designs radiating from the knob. The pot is paddled with a row of cross-hatchings on the shoulder, vertical stripes filled with diagonal lines on the body.

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