jar

jar

11th century-13th century
Country
Thailand
Style/Tradition
Khmer
Object
jar
Medium
glazed stoneware
Accession Number
1983.237
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Frasche
jar. 11th century-13th century. glazed stoneware. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Frasche. 1983.237.
Dimensions
height: 3.375 in, 8.5725 cm
Department
Arts of Asia
Collection
Arts of Asia
This object is currently on view
Oil Jar Thailand, Surin Province 1000-1200s, Khmer period Stoneware with brown glaze Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Frasche' 1983.237 Surin Province in lower Northeastern Thailand was once part of the greatest Khmer empire based on at Angkor in present day-day Cambodia. The excavation of a number of Khmer kilns in the area indicates that this was a manufacturing center for Khmer brown glazed stoneware, of which this small jar is a fine example. Its compressed globular shape and narrow mouth suggest that it was used for the storage of a liquid, probably oil or honey.
Known Provenance
n.d.-approximately 1971, gallery owned by Carol Wu in Bangkok; approximately 1971-1983, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Frasche; 1983, DAM collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frasche.

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