Lamp

  • Stoneware with green glaze
  • 4.4 x 6.8 cm
  • Phan ware
  • 15th-17th century, Lan Na period
  • Origin: Phan kilns, Chiang Rai province, Northern Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.225

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 18 June 2014) The base of this dish bears a strip of blue plastic tape reading "Pan," for Phan. According to Dr. Sarah Bekker, in conversation several years ago, she used such tape to mark sherds that she gave to the Hauges.

2. (Louise Cort, 8 March 2017) A large group of lamps was recovered on 3 March from a weir neat Ban Pa Teung, tambon Pa Or Donchai. Muang district, Chiang Rai province, The lamps were associated with a large stone head of a Buddha. Many were dish-shaped lamps that had once had a central upright handle, now broken off. (The newspaper photo, at least, shows no intact lamps of this type.) Others were smaller, plain dish-shaped lamps. Both types appeared to bear light green glaze. Red bricks were also recovered from the weir, suggesting that the site might have housed a temple with the image. Possibly the lamps had been left as offerings. The broken state of the larger lamps suggests that they had been used repeatedly.


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