Bird-shaped ewer; neck and lid added later


Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1075-1250
Stoneware with iron pigment under wood-ash glaze
H x W x D (overall): 29.7 x 17.2 x 17 cm (11 11/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 11/16 in)
Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Angkor period (802 - 1431), bird, Cambodia, green glaze, iron pigment, stoneware, Thailand, wood-ash glaze, WWII-era provenance

From circa 1970-1972 to 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 1996


[1] Object File. Objects collected at this time by the Hauges largely came from dealers in Ayutthaya and Bangkok.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919 - 2013, 1923 - 2015)


This pouring vessel takes the form of a bird, possibly the mythical garuda associated with the Hindu deity Vishnu and, more specifically, with the victory of the Khmer at Angkor over the invading army of Champa. Details of the decoration are outlined with iron pigment in a style associated with Khmer ceramic vessels formed as various animals.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 208-211.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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