Lid from a small ceramic container, knob missing

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-16th century
  • Geography

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 0.9 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm (3/8 x 2 x 2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Shard is a round, thin, iron-brown glazed disk which apparently served as the lid for a small ceramic container. Wheel-thrown. The knob of the lid is missing. A section of the rim base has also chipped off. The thickness of the main portion of the lid is approximately 0.5 cm.
    Clay: The body is a fine pinkish-orange clay with moderate inclusions.
    Glaze: The glaze is caramel colored and appears principally around the base of the knob.
    Decoration: None.
    Marks: None.
  • Provenance

    To 1956
    Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980), collected in Si Satchanalai (Sawankhalok), Thailand. [1]
    From 1956
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Nelson Spinks. [2]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Nelson Spinks (1906-1980)
  • Origin

    Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Nelson Spinks
  • Type

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