Fragment of the wall of a bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Ban Kruat kilns, Buriram province, Northeast Thailand
  • Material

    Glazed stoneware Wheel-thrown
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 0.5 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm (3/16 x 1 x 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Small fragment of the wall of a jarlet, small bottle, or small bowl. The shard varies in thickness from 0.3 - 0.4 cm.
    Clay: Light gray, fine-bodied stoneware with many very fine and a few large, dark inclusions. The outside of the vessel was roughly finished and reveals many pits. Internally there are virtually no air pockets.
    Glaze: Bubbly, lightly crackled, clear glaze having a seawater-green tinge. The glaze is heavily pitted on the outside of the shard, presumably from gasses escaping during firing. The glaze on the inside of the shard is smooth and even.
    Decoration: The vessel was decorated with at least two incised rings.
    Marks: None.
  • Provenance

    To 1957
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between August 1956 and April 1957 in Angkor, Cambodia. [1]
    From 1957
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also “Ceramics in Mainland and Southeast Asia: Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery”, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
  • Origin

    Ban Kruat kilns, Buriram province, Northeast Thailand
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
  • Type

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