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Potter's anvil

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    1st millennium BCE
  • Geography

    Thailand
  • Material

    Earthenware
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 6.8 x 6.1 cm (2 11/16 x 2 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    S2005.187
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2005.187

Object Details

  • Provenance

    1967-1972/3 to 2005
    Mr. and Mrs. Victor (1919-2013) and Takako Hauge (1923-2015), method of acquisition unknown [1]
    From 2005
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Probably acquired when Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1967 until 1972 or 1973. Victor and Takako Hauge visited Osborne and Gratia on various occasions and probably acquired this object during one of their visits. See notes by Louise Cort, “Information transcribed from notes taken during visits to the home of Victor and Taka Hauge […] and the adjacent ‘Southeast Asia House,’ 1 June 2001. Conversation with Osborne (Bud) Hauge and with Victor and Taka Hauge,” dated 2001-2013, pp. 6-8, copy in object file.
    According to Osborne Hauge, he does not recall where he acquired it, but thinks most likely in Thailand. Victor Hauge did not acquire any anvils from Northeast Thailand and thinks this is possibly from Central Thailand. See memo with curatorial remarks by Louise Cort, dated April 3, 2007, copy in object file.
    The Hauge family began collecting Asian paintings, sculpture, and ceramics in the late 1940s and would amass a large collection in the post-World War II years.
    [2] Ownership of collected objects sometimes changed between the Hauge families. See Deed of Gift, dated October 16, 2005, copy in object file.
    Research updated December 14, 2022
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Prehistoric Spirals: Earthenwares from Thailand (December 4, 2021 - ongoing)
    Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Victor and Takako Hauge ((1919-2013) and (1923-2015))
  • Origin

    Thailand
  • Culture

    Ban Chiang culture, 4400-200 BCE
  • Credit Line

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

    Tool and Equipment
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 29: Prehistoric Spirals: Earthenwares from Thailand
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