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Large storage jar

Abstract

From Singburi. Stoneware, H: 17" x12". This large storage jar has a dark charcoal-colored body and a dark brown glaze that covers the upper half of the broad shoulder. The interior of the vessel is not glazed. Lugs adorn the shoulder and would have served a functional purpose, as a cover could have been tied over the mouth. Jars such as these would have contained products shipped from the mainland to island Southeast Asia. Large storage jars -- containers for honey, fermented fish, and other natural products exported from the mainland -- were kept and reused for centuries, as nineteenth century Westerners descriptions of collections attest. Large jars were made by coiling the clay, then smoothing out the coils with an anvil either a block of wood or a stone. One can see this type of construction still in use in Southeast Asia today.

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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:24856