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Title

Bowl decorated with Buddhist figures


Artist

Bencharong ware

Thailand


About

This exceptionally fine piece of Bencharong dates to the late Ayuthya period (1350-1767), when the style arose. The bowl is decorated in deep and varied colours with alternate images of 'thepanom' and 'norasingh', both minor Buddhist deities. Typically the 'thepanom' sit cross-legged in a praying posture, nude except for a petalled collar, bracelets and crown, while the 'norasingh', believed to reside in the mythical Himaphan forest in the Himalayan mountains, have a human head, the hindquarters of a lion with a flame-tipped tail and the hoofs of a deer.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.142.


Details


Other Title

Bowl decorated with thepanon and norasingh


Place where the work was made

Thailand


Date

18th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with enamel decoration


Dimensions

9.5 x 20.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

100.1985


Artist information

Bencharong ware

Works in the collection

14


Place

Where the work was made
Thailand

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Professor Philip Courtenay, Carter's Antiques and Collectables, 'Thai Bencharong wares', pg. 18-19, Sydney, 2000, 7 (colour illus.), 18, 19 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 142 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Frederick Storch 1927-2003', pg. 12, Sydney, Feb 2004, 12 (colour illus.).