Jar

  • Unglazed stoneware
  • 19.3 x 15.4 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 14th-15th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Origin: Ban Ko Noi kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.242

Description

Baluster jar with broad sloping shoulder, trumpet-shaped neck, flanged mouth, splayed foot and flat base. Three ornamental lugs on shoulder. Potted by coiling on a flat disc base, then by throwing on a wheel.
Clay: grey stoneware.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: two rows of jabbed marks alternate with incised rings on shoulder.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, May 8, 2003) Jars of this type were among the ceramic finds (13th–15th century) found in upland burial sites of the Tak-Mae Sot-Umphang Region, Western Thailand. About 60–70% of the ceramic finds are Si Satchanalai wares, 15–20% Sukhothai, the rest of them are Chinese, Cham and Khmer wares (Rau and Hughes 1985, 8, fig. 6).

Rau, Jon L., and Clive Hughes. 1985. "Significance of 13th–15th Century Ceramics and Other Artifacts in Upland Burial Sites of the Tak-Mae Sot-Umphang Region, Western Thailand." The Siam Society Newsletter 1(2): 1–21.


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