Collection Area: Southeast Asian Art

65 objects
S2018.5

Naga ring

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.5

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 …

S2005.364

Pot with stamped decoration

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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.

S2005.329

Jar with combed decoration

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.329

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. …

S2005.206

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.206

Clay: red earthenware (probably underfired stoneware). Glaze: none. Decoration: none.

S2004.122

Pot for palm sugar, re-used as a lime-paste pot

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2004.122

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.

S2004.112

Pot for palm sugar

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2004.112

Small, round-bottomed vessel with flattened body, constricted neck, and everted rim. Hand-formed, possibly using smooth paddle and anvil.

S2016.12

Vase

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2016.12
S2006.2

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2006.2
S2005.470

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.470

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.

S2005.422

Bottle

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.422
S2005.421

Bottle

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.421

Small bottle

S2005.415

Pot rest

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.415

Pot rest with trough for water

S2005.408

Lid

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.408
S2005.370

Water Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.370
S2005.369

Water storage jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.369

Jar of globular form with wide rounded mouthrim and flat base. Clay: red, high fired earthenware. Glaze: none. Decoration: none.