Round-bodied pot with vertical grooves and everted rim

Small globular vessel with thick everted rim and vertical incised or cord-impressed design on body. Probably hand-formed, using a carved wooden paddle and anvil, although a seam appears to be present at midline, suggesting the use of a mold-forming process. The pot is heavy for its size.

Historical period(s)
Giao Chi or Van Xuan period, 200-600 CE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 9.8 x 14.3 cm (3 7/8 x 5 5/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2004.127
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Pot

Keywords
Early Ly dynasty/Van Xuan period (544 - 602), earthenware, Giao Chi period (43 - 544), Hauge collection, unglazed, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1972-1975 to 2004
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge [1]

From 2004
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 2004

Notes:

[1] Object file. Collected by the Hauges in Saigon; most likely from a Vietnamese military officer stationed in the Mekong delta who recovered pots from the river.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)

Description

Small globular vessel with thick everted rim and vertical incised or cord-impressed design on body. Probably hand-formed, using a carved wooden paddle and anvil, although a seam appears to be present at midline, suggesting the use of a mold-forming process. The pot is heavy for its size.

Published References
  • Louis Malleret. La civilisation materielle d'Oc-Eo: L'Archeologie du Delta du Mekong. vol. XLII Paris. .
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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