Bowl

Bowl with one side warped, slightly everted rim and a carved footring; the rim has a repair, and a rim sherd from another vessel adheres on the exterior.
Clay: grey stoneware with white specks; coarse and grainy.
Glaze: pale green, glossy, transparent, with pinholes on the exterior; foot and base unglazed.
Decoration: painted in iron brown pigment over white slip with a cakra swirl encircled by a ring on the interior bottom, a band of calligraphic strokes with half of it obscured on the lower cavetto, a band of broad slanted lines divided by sgraffitto diagonal lines on the upper cavetto, two bands of calligraphic strokes on the exterior.

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 1522-1563
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Sukhothai ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 7.2 x 14.9 x 12.3 cm (2 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Sukhothai, Sukhothai kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2005.300
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), clear glaze, Hauge collection, iron pigment, stoneware, Sukhothai ware, Thailand, white slip, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Bowl with one side warped, slightly everted rim and a carved footring; the rim has a repair, and a rim sherd from another vessel adheres on the exterior.
Clay: grey stoneware with white specks; coarse and grainy.
Glaze: pale green, glossy, transparent, with pinholes on the exterior; foot and base unglazed.
Decoration: painted in iron brown pigment over white slip with a cakra swirl encircled by a ring on the interior bottom, a band of calligraphic strokes with half of it obscured on the lower cavetto, a band of broad slanted lines divided by sgraffitto diagonal lines on the upper cavetto, two bands of calligraphic strokes on the exterior.

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