Figure of a pair of fighting elephants

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Small figurine of pair of fighting elephants on rectangular base
Clay: buff with black speckles
Glaze: thin mottled iron glaze, olive-brown to dark brown, covering upper portion of figures; lower portion and base unglazed
Decoration: modeled details of eyes, ears, tails
Mark: none

Historical period(s)
Ayutthaya period, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Sawankhalok ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 4.2 x 2.6 x 6.8 cm (1 5/8 x 1 x 2 11/16 in)
Geography
North-central Thailand, Sukhothai province, Si Satchanalai, Ban Pa Yang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.53
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: elephants

Keywords
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767), brown and black glaze, elephant, Sawankhalok ware, stoneware, Thailand, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1957 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Sawankhalok, Thailand, in 1957 [1]

From 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note3 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906 - 1994

Description

Small figurine of pair of fighting elephants on rectangular base
Clay: buff with black speckles
Glaze: thin mottled iron glaze, olive-brown to dark brown, covering upper portion of figures; lower portion and base unglazed
Decoration: modeled details of eyes, ears, tails
Mark: none

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum