Figure of Indra’s three-headed elephant

Historical period(s)
Modern period, mid 20th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron and white glazes
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 35.2 x 21.8 x 27.8 cm (13 7/8 x 8 9/16 x 10 15/16 in)
Geography
Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.53
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: elephant

Keywords
brown and black glaze, elephant, Modern period (1912 - present), Sawankhalok ware, Thailand, white glaze
Provenance

From 1966-70 to 1992
Ken J.J. Baars, acquired in Southeast Asia from a private source. [1]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ken J.J. Baars. [2]

Notes:

[1] According object record notes, Ken J.J. Baars acquired the object from a private source in Southeast Asia between 1966 and 1970 while he was working on geophysical fieldwork for the Royal Dutch Shell Company. It was shipped to Holland in 1970 with the rest of his collection when his contract with the Brunei Shell Company ended.

[2] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Ken J.J. Baars

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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