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Title

Wine jar

12th century-13th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Laos
    Cultural origin
    Khmer
    Date
    12th century-13th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware with dark brown-black glaze
    Dimensions
    15.4 cm diam. of rim; 64.5 x 46.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    157.2001
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Jars like this were used in Laos at festivals or celebratory events, such as the rice festival. Celebrants sat around the jar drinking a sweet, spicy rice wine (ruon) through curved reeds (can). The jar is typical of a type of large ceramic wine or storage vessel produced in the so-called Angkorean region of Southeast Asia, which at its zenith extended from Cambodia to southern Laos and across to northeastern Thailand. Since such vessels were produced for domestic use and not as articles of trade, they are rarely found outside Southeast Asia. Characteristically, they were heavily potted with a tall oval body, sloping shoulders decorated with pinched lugs and a narrow mouth.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2003

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Laos

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications