Sawankhalok Ware Covered Box with a conch handle, a band of star, and a band of vegetal scroll design / Artist Unknown, Thailand, Sawankhalok ware

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Accession Number
2005/1.462A&B
Title
Sawankhalok Ware Covered Box with a conch handle, a band of star, and a band of vegetal scroll design
Artist Nationality
Thai
Object Creation Date
14th century - 15th century
Object Creation Place
Asia (continent)
Thailand (nation)
Creation Place 1
Asia (continent)
Creation Place 2
Thailand (nation)
Style/Group/Movement
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
9 cm x 11 cm x 11 cm (3 9/16 in. x 4 5/16 in. x 4 5/16 in.)
Primary Object Classification
Ceramic
Primary Object Type
box
Secondary Object Classification
Decorative Arts
Physical Description
Small-size covered box, with a handle surrounded by a raised stylized calyx, which imitates the growth pattern of the top of a mangosteen, and a band of star points at the rim of the lid. The body has a band of vegetal scrolls. Brown-and-cream glaze.
Subject Matter
Covered boxes were used as burial objects to accompany the dead. This practice for the care of deceased people in afterlife preceded the succession of foreign religious influence from Buddhism, Hinduism to Islam. The stoneware trade ceramics were also objects of status and wealth, for the local kilns only produced less durable and inexpensive earthernwares. The round shape with a handle, and some of the design motifs were adopted from stone and metal reliquaries and architectural elements came with Indian Hinduism and Buddhism.
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Record
2005/1.462A&B
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"Sawankhalok Ware Covered Box with a conch handle, a band of star, and a band of vegetal scroll design; Artist Unknown, Thailand, Sawankhalok ware." In the digital collection University of Michigan Museum of Art. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/musart/x-2005-sl-1.462a-amp-amp-sem-b/2005_1.462.jpg. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 20, 2024.
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