Fragment of a foreleg of an elephant

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Ban Kruat kilns, Buriram province, Northeast Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with green glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 4.1 x 5.2 x 4.2 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Irregular fragment of the foreleg of a modelled ceramic elephant. The fragment is 4.2 cm in diameter at the top and tapers to a diameter of 1.3 cm at the bottom.
    Clay: Coarse light gray clay with many large inclusions, some approaching the size of small pebbles. There are significant air pockets and fissures leading from the surface to the interior of the shard body.
    Glaze: Olive-green, crackled celadon glaze that has adhered well but is of uneven thickness.
    Decoration: None.
    Marks: in pencil on a broken edge of the shard.
  • Marks

    "ATP" presumably standing for "Angkor Thom Pool" is written in pencil on a broken edge of the shard.
  • 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 2 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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