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Title

Vase

12th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    254.1981
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Cambodia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication