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Title

Vase

12th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Khmer ceramics are unique in the Asian ceramic tradition and reflect an indigenous culture free of other influences. Unlike other Southeast Asian ceramics, the Khmer products were made solely for local use and not for export. Fundamentally a peasant pottery, the wares were not used by the wealthy due to the fierce competition offered by the technically superior, imported Chinese celadons and porcelains. Many of the pieces have a sculptural presence and serenity comparable to Khmer sculpture. This vase would have been a temple fitting, used for holding lotus blossoms in Buddhist ceremonies.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.316.


Details


Other Title

Bottle


Place where the work was made

Cambodia


Cultural origin

Khmer


Period

Angkor period 802 - 1431 → Cambodia


Date

12th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with brown glaze


Dimensions

35.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1981


Accession number

254.1981



Place

Where the work was made
Cambodia

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 316 (colour illus.).