Bowl with incised lines below the rim

Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1075-1250
Medium
Stoneware with wood-ash glaze
Dimensions
Diam (mouth): 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in)
Geography
Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.175
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Angkor period (802 - 1431), 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

Some Khmer ceramic forms copy shapes of Chinese porcelain reflecting the high value placed on the imported ware. Other forms mimic those of silver or bronze vessels, with incised decoration suggesting the tooling on the metal prototypes Containers of this sort may have been part of domestic furnishings. A Chinese visitor to Angkor in the thirteenth century observed that Khmer elite dined from Chinese ceramic or metal vessels, used metal or clay finger bowls, and drank wine from small metal or clay cups. 

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 70, pp. 101, 148.
  • 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. 70, p. 165.
  • 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
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