. jar. 11th century-13th century. glazed stoneware. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Frasche. 1983.237.
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height: 3.375 in, 8.5725 cm
Thailand, Surin Province
1000-1200s, Khmer period
Stoneware with brown glaze
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Frasche'
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.
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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