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KENDI, Sawankhalok style

Abstract

H: 6 5/8" x Dia: 8". Buddhist and Hindu rituals in Southeast Asia required the lustration of images, and the kendi, one of the larger vessels used, is depicted in sculptural reliefs as early as the ninth century. This modern kendi is constructed in the typical mammiform shape of the Southeast Asian kendi. Although this piece is modern, it illustrates both an important type of vessel with its links to both Buddhist and Hindu ritual and decorative techniques used in the production of Thai ceramics. The potter has incised the vessel in an overall, unidentifiable floral motif, then used an iron brown glaze to fill the design and a wood-ash white glaze for the background. The incised lines serve to separate the two glazes, so that they don't run into each other. In this particular instance, those lines, freshly cut and without any evidence of aging, indicate the vessel is modern.

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Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

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Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

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Publisher
Lake Forest College
PID
coccc:24848