Figure of elephant with rider

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Ban Ko Noi kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8 x 9 x 5.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 2 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Hand-modelled figurine of an elephant and rider. A large mass of sandy accretion from the kiln floor is attached to left rear foot of the elephant. The rider is broken off at the waist. The trunk section of elephant's head has been reattached. A large protruberance attached to the elephant's side below the rider's right foot has also broken off. Appliqued tail of elephant is chipped. Elephant's eyes and ear lobes are appliqued.
    Clay: Moderately fine, tan stoneware.
    Glaze: Iron-brown glaze covers rider and elephant to roughly the level of the elephant's knees.
    Decoration: None.
  • Provenance

    To 1956
    Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980), collected in Ban Ko Noi kilns, Si Satchanalai (Sawankhalok), Thailand. [1]
    From 1956
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Nelson Spinks. [2]
    [1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980)
  • Origin

    Ban Ko Noi kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
  • Type

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