Vessel in the form of a mythical beast

Hand modelled mythical beast with four legs (feet broken off), curly tail, wide open mouth, accessories on chest and a protuberance on forehead. A crack on neck.
Clay: grey stoneware with black inclusions.
Glaze: celadon, glossy, crazed.
Decoration: none.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 18.8 x 17.7 x 12.6 cm (7 3/8 x 6 15/16 x 4 15/16 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.294
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Vessel: mythical beast

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), green glaze, Hauge collection, mythological animal, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

1930’s
Brought to the United States for the Pan Pacific Exposition in San Francisco

To 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005

Notes:

[1] Purchased from Sotheby’s in New York.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Hand modelled mythical beast with four legs (feet broken off), curly tail, wide open mouth, accessories on chest and a protuberance on forehead. A crack on neck.
Clay: grey stoneware with black inclusions.
Glaze: celadon, glossy, crazed.
Decoration: none.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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