Elephant head

This section of an elephant's head has painted iron-brown decoration covered by a clear greenish glaze. It could originally have been part of a decorative figure, one of many types of figurines made during this time.Such Thai wares would have been found widely distributed from the Philippines, Java and Sulawesi to Japan. In Java and Sulawesi, they were used as ritual purposes as burial objects or 'pusaka' or heirlooms. While in Japan, they were used in the tea ceremony tradition.

Date/Period
14th-16th centuries
Region
Si Satchanalai, north-central Thailand
Dimension
Gross measurement: H:5.2 x W:6.5 x D:5.8 cm
Accession No.
2009-03508
Material
Stoneware
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Dick Richards
Category
Ceramics

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