Exquisitely fashioned from 22 carat gold, the ring takes the shape of a coiled naga. The tip of its tail coils close beside the band, and the body spirals around the finger, culminating in a powerful face with bulging eyes, upturned snout, and mouth with fanged teeth and extended tongue. The serpent’s scales are individually …
Collection Area: Southeast Asian Art
Pot of compressed globular form with round bottom, cylindrical neck and flanged mouth. Clay: orange earthenware. Glaze: none. Decoration: a row of stamped diamond designs on the shoulder, traces of red painted lines on the mouth, the neck and the body.
Jar with ovoid body, trumpet-shaped neck, flanged mouth, flat base with parallel grooves left by using cord to separate the jar from a static potting surface, no lugs. Flat base with parallel scars of twisted cutting cord pulled beneath the jar, with the wheel stationaary, to separate the jar from the wheelhead. Clay: grey stoneware. …
Small vessel with thick, flaring rim and paddle-impressed patterns on the wall and base. Hand-formed, using a wooden paddle carved with rhomboid lattice pattern, and an anvil. Adhesions of lime.
Small, round-bottomed vessel with flattened body, constricted neck, and everted rim. Hand-formed, possibly using smooth paddle and anvil.
Clay: stoneware, containing many iron particles which have come to the surface and melted during firing. Glaze: no intentional glaze; traces of melted wood-ash that formed fly ash. Decoration: narrow three-line band of combing incised around shoulder below rim; single line incised around foot above base.