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Limepot

Abstract

Stoneware, H: 5 1/2" x Dia: 4". Glazed wares (wood-ash glazed) were first produced in Southeast Asia in Vietnam during the first century; the technique was undoubtedly a legacy of the Chinese, who ruled Vietnam from 111 BCE to 979 CE. Vietnamese ceramics relate to Chinese ceramics in terms of glazes, shapes, but differences in the clay body (Vietnamese wares have a white clay body), decoration, and the fact the Vietnamese produced only stoneware, set them apart. This limepot is an example of a unique shape that is not found in Chinese wares, but instead points to a distinctly Southeast Asian usage. Certain cultural traits set the region of Southeast Asia apart from Chinese or Indian cultures. These traits include betel chewing, cockfighting, houses on stilts, piston bellows, musical pattern dominated by gongs, similar patterns of body decoration, the concept of spirit or soul stuff, and the prominence of women in descent, ritual matters, market and agriculture. Betel chewing involves creating a quid by wrapping slaked lime and cut areca nuts in a betel leaf; the effect is that of a mild aphrodisiac. Limepots of this type were created in all sizes and in a variety of glazes. As in this example, the handle is interpreted to look like a vine that ends in leaves, often of the areca plant.

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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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Lake Forest College
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