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Vessel with round bottom and domed lid

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    3rd-6th century
  • Geography

    Mekong River Delta, Southern Vietnam
  • Material

    Earthenware with red pigment
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 11.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Small round-bodied vessel with inverted rim and domed lid with handle. Traces of decoration on vessel body of thin parallel lines, painted with red pigment, running diagonally in one direction on the rim (short lines) and diagonally in the opposite direction on the body (long lines).
  • Provenance

    From 1972-1975 to 2004
    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge [1]
    From 2004
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 2004
    [1] Object file. Collected by the Hauges in Saigon; most likely from a Vietnamese military officer stationed in the Mekong delta who recovered pots from the river.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))
  • Origin

    Mekong River Delta, Southern Vietnam
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • Type

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