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

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Bowl

  • Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
  • 7.2 x 14.9 x 12.3 cm
  • Sukhothai ware
  • 16th century, Ayutthaya period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.300

Description

Bowl with one side warped, slightly everted rim and a carved footring; the rim has a repair, and a rim sherd from another vessel adheres on the exterior.
Clay: grey stoneware with white specks; coarse and grainy.
Glaze: pale green, glossy, transparent, with pinholes on the exterior; foot and base unglazed.
Decoration: painted in iron brown pigment over white slip with a cakra swirl encircled by a ring on the interior bottom, a band of calligraphic strokes with half of it obscured on the lower cavetto, a band of broad slanted lines divided by sgraffitto diagonal lines on the upper cavetto, two bands of calligraphic strokes on the exterior.


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