An image of Vase

Unknown Artist

Vase

Other titles:
Bottle
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Cambodia
Cultural origin
Khmer
Period
Cambodia: Angkor period 802–1431
Year
12th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with brown glaze
Dimensions
35.0 cm
Credit
Purchased 1981
Accession number
254.1981