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

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  • Stoneware with iron pigment under clear green-toned glaze
  • 6.2 x 12.8 cm
  • Sawankhalok ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.284


Bowl with rounded sides, flared rim and bevelled footring, a black circular scar from tubular kiln support on recessed base.
Clay: grey stoneware with black and white inclusions; orange flush on base where exposed in firing.
Glaze: pale grey, transparent, glossy, crazed; falls short of foot.
Decoration: painted in iron black pigment over white slip with a cakra design on central medallion, leafy scroll amid dotted ground bordered by triple lines on cavetto, six fern-liked motifs bordered by triple lines on exterior.

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