Fragment of the wall of a bowl

Shape: Small fragment of the wall of a jarlet, small bottle, or small bowl. The shard varies in thickness from 0.3 – 0.4 cm.

Clay: Light gray, fine-bodied stoneware with many very fine and a few large, dark inclusions. The outside of the vessel was roughly finished and reveals many pits. Internally there are virtually no air pockets.

Glaze: Bubbly, lightly crackled, clear glaze having a seawater-green tinge. The glaze is heavily pitted on the outside of the shard, presumably from gasses escaping during firing. The glaze on the inside of the shard is smooth and even.

Decoration: The vessel was decorated with at least two incised rings.

Marks: None.

Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1100-1250
Medium
Glazed stoneware Wheel-thrown
Style
Ban Kruat ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 0.5 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm (3/16 x 1 x 7/8 in)
Geography
Northeast Thailand, Buriram province, Ban Kruat district, Ban Kruat kilns
Credit Line
Gift of John A. Pope
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-450
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vessel (fragment)

Keywords
Angkor period (802 - 1431), Ban Kruat ware, China, stoneware
Provenance

To 1957
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between August 1956 and April 1957 in Angkor, Cambodia. [1]

From 1957
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also “Ceramics in Mainland and Southeast Asia: Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery”, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982

Description

Shape: Small fragment of the wall of a jarlet, small bottle, or small bowl. The shard varies in thickness from 0.3 - 0.4 cm.

Clay: Light gray, fine-bodied stoneware with many very fine and a few large, dark inclusions. The outside of the vessel was roughly finished and reveals many pits. Internally there are virtually no air pockets.

Glaze: Bubbly, lightly crackled, clear glaze having a seawater-green tinge. The glaze is heavily pitted on the outside of the shard, presumably from gasses escaping during firing. The glaze on the inside of the shard is smooth and even.

Decoration: The vessel was decorated with at least two incised rings.

Marks: None.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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