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

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Kendi

  • Earthenware with red pigment
  • 18.3 x 17.4 x 14.7 cm
  • Lamphun ware
  • 16th century, Lan Na period
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.340

Description

Kendi of compressed globular form with mammiform spout, tall cylindrical neck with upright rim, short foot and flat base.
Clay: red earthenware, burnished.
Glaze: none.
Decoration: horizontal bands of diamond cross-hatching on the entire body, possibly impressed using metal roulettes. Red pigment on neck and spout, fired.


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