Keywords: Sawankhalok ware

438 objects

Jar with four horizontal lugs

Large storage jar with small trumpet shaped mouth and rolled rim, ridge at base of neck, four lugs high on shoulder, narrow body, and broad flat base, rattan handles and lid. Body: reddish-brown stoneware. Glaze: iron glaze, lustrous black on “hot” side of jar, running down in muliple drips to edge of base; on “cool” …


Ewer with spout in the form of an elephant

Small ewer with elephant-headed spout, upright neck with everted rim, and carved foot CLAY: gray with black speckles GLAZE: opaque white glaze on neck and sculpted details of elephant features; mottled medium-brown glaze on body and elephant head; interior and base unglazed DECORATION: relief modeled details of elephant head and tail, with cord binding “body” …


Ewer in form of a goose with spout

Small ewer in shape of a goose (hamsa) with tail-shaped handle, bird-head spout, elongated neck with wide rim, carved foot CLAY: reddish brown GLAZE: green glaze with granular white occlusions, shinier on one side of bird than the other, probably underfired; glaze collecting in thick drops at foot; interior and base unglazed DECORATION: incised detailing …


Figure of a pair of fighting elephants

Small figurine of pair of fighting elephants on rectangular base Clay: buff with black speckles Glaze: thin mottled iron glaze, olive-brown to dark brown, covering upper portion of figures; lower portion and base unglazed Decoration: modeled details of eyes, ears, tails Mark: none



Small bottle with elongated conical neck, flattened body, and carved foot. Clay: light gray with black speckles. Glaze: pale caramel-brown glaze over neck; clear glaze over body, ending above foot; interior and base unglazed; some scars in glaze. Decoration: in underglaze iron; multiple lines around base of neck and shoulder; band containing three abstract motifs …


Figure of a nesting hen

Figure of nesting hen. Clay: light gray stoneware. Glaze: mottled caramel brown, covering upper portion of figure; lower portion and base unglazed. Decoration: eyes applied as clay pellets; wings applied and incised with details; two applied chicks (?) on back; incised detail on tail. Mark: none.



Miniature kendi with tall neck, projecting flange below mouth, flattened body, large spout, and tall straight foot with inset base. Clay: black, well fused. Glaze: none. Decoration: none. Mark: none.


Jar with incised decoration

Small jar with short neck, ridge at base of neck, cylindrical body, and carved foot. Clay: light gray with black speckles. Glaze: mottled caramel brown, reaching down to near foot; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: incised ridge at base of neck. Mark: none.



Small conical cup with narrow mouth, plain rim, broad base, and carved foot CLAY: dark reddish-brown; circular black scar on base inside footrim GLAZE: milky, blue-gray where thick; covering outside over foot and bottom of inside; base unglazed DECORATION: in underglaze iron; four lines below rim; vinescrolls enclosing three large full-face flowers with twisting petals; …