Ceramics from Thailand

July 13, 2013 – March 13, 2014
Vessel on pedestal foot. Northeast Thailand, Ban Chiang culture. 300 BCE- 200 BC

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 3 Floor Plan

Prehistoric clay vessels, many painted with dynamic red patterns, represent the flourishing of early ceramic production within the boundaries of the modern nation of Thailand. Many centuries later, potters in Thailand mastered the technology for making high-fired, glazed stoneware. Their jars and tablewares, used locally, were also shipped to distant international markets. This installation celebrates the variety of ceramic production within Thailand across four millennia.