Lime-paste jar in form of a bird, with lid

Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1177-1430
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.9 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm (2 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.171a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Angkor period (802 - 1431), bird, brown and black glaze, Cambodia, Hauge collection, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
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

Notes:

[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)

Label

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
  • Louise Allison Cort, Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 59, pp. 126, 146.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Kumeeru touki: Haugi Correkushon wo chushin to shita kumeeru toki no kenkyu [Khmer Ceramics: Research on Khmer Ceramics Centering on the Hauge Collection]. no. 22. cat. 59, p. 164.
  • 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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