An image of Bowl decorated with Buddhist figures

Bencharong ware

(Thailand  – )

Bowl decorated with Buddhist figures

Other titles:
Bowl decorated with thepanon and norasingh
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Thailand
Period
Thailand: Ayutthaya period 1350–1767
Year
18th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with enamel decoration
Dimensions
9.5 x 20.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985
Accession number
100.1985