Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Bowl with incised decoration

  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 7.1 x 16.9 cm
  • Tongan-type ware
  • mid 12th-early 13th century, Southern Song dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.23


Tongan-type ware. Bowl with rounded sides, upright mouthrim and carved footring.
Clay: buff stoneware.
Glaze: yellowish green, glossy, transparent, crazed; foot and base unglazed but with remnants of brown glaze on the base.
Decoration: freely incised sprays and combed zigzag design on the cavetto, an incised ring below the neck, a circle impressed on the medallion; on the exterior, combed vertical lines radiating from the foot.

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