Lime-paste jar in zoomorphic form, with lid

Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1075-1250
Stoneware with iron pigment under wood-ash glaze
H x W x D: 6.8 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in)
Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Zoomorphic jar

Angkor period (802 - 1431), Cambodia, green glaze, Hauge collection, iron pigment, rabbit, stoneware, Thailand, wood-ash glaze, WWII-era provenance

From circa 1970-1972 to 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 1996


[1] Object File. Objects collected at this time by the Hauges largely came from dealers in Ayutthaya and Bangkok.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Khmer potters made many animal-shaped containers and lidded small jars to be used for holding lime paste, one of the ingredients in the betel quid. Made from areca nut and lime paste wrapped in a fresh betel leaf, the betel quid was chewed as a digestive and stimulant, but also had an important role in hospitality to guests and in social and religious rituals. Ceramic containers for lime paste were made in graduated sizes--for use by individuals or larger groups--and glazed with both green and brown glazes.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 208-211.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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