Jar with four horizontal lugs

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-15th century
  • Geography

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze; rattan handles and lid added
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 56.3 x 40 x 40 cm (22 3/16 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Large storage jar with small trumpet shaped mouth and rolled rim, ridge at base of neck, four lugs high on shoulder, narrow body, and broad flat base, rattan handles and lid.
    Body: reddish-brown stoneware.
    Glaze: iron glaze, lustrous black on "hot" side of jar, running down in muliple drips to edge of base; on "cool" side of jar, ochre mottled with black on shoulder and upper body, ochre on lower body; on that side are visible, below flowing lower edge of glaze, horizontal brushmarks where undercoat of glaze was brushed on, ranging from thin brown to thicker ochre. nterior and base unglazed.
    Decoration: none.
    Accessories: cylindrical coiled rattan lid with flat top, loop in center attached to five-link chain of plaited bamboo loops; other end of chain attached to rattan bail handle attached to adjacent lugs by plaited bamboo loops; indentical bail handle attached to other two lugs. Lid made in the Philippines.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
  • Origin

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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