Vessel in the form of a mythical beast

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 18.8 x 17.7 x 12.6 cm (7 3/8 x 6 15/16 x 4 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S2005.294
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2005.294

Object Details

  • Description

    Hand modelled mythical beast with four legs (feet broken off), curly tail, wide open mouth, accessories on chest and a protuberance on forehead. A crack on neck.
    Clay: grey stoneware with black inclusions.
    Glaze: celadon, glossy, crazed.
    Decoration: none.
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    1930’s
    Brought to the United States for the Pan Pacific Exposition in San Francisco
    To 2005
    Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]
    From 2005
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005
    Notes:
    [1] Purchased from Sotheby’s in New York.
  • Origin

    Ban Pa Yang kilns, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai province, North-central Thailand
  • Credit Line

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

    Vessel
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