Spirit house figure of a boar

image for Spirit house figure of a boar
Previous custodian or owner
Sarah M. Bekker (1923 - 2013)
Konrad Bekker (1911 - 1981)
Provenance
From 1970 to 2005
Sarah M. and Konrad Bekker, purchased in Ayutthaya in 1970 [1]
From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Sarah M. Bekker, Arlington, VA, in 2005
Notes:
[1] The donor, Dr. Sarah Bekker, is a respected scholar of Southeast Asian art. With her husband, Konrad Bekker, an Economics Officer with the U.S. Department of State, she lived in India, Burma, and Thailand, where the Bekkers pursued a shared deep interest in the arts. The objects in their gift were acquired in Thailand between 1964 and 1971; this object was purchased in Ayutthaya
in July 1970.
In 1964 Dr. Bekker received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from George Washington University, on a topic relating to Burmese concepts of duty, obligation, and "face." She has lectured and written widely, especially on Burma, and for several years she led study tours to Mainland Southeast Asia for the Smithsonian Associates. The Bekkers' collection of Burmese art forms the core of the Burmese art collection at the Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University, and other gifts reside in the art museum at Denison University and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Lender's number: 1553. See Louise A. Cort, Acquisition Consideration form justification, April 21, 2005.
Credit Line
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
16th-18th century
Period
Ayutthaya period
Accession Number
S2005.9
Topic
boar
Thailand
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)
earthenware
unglazed
Southeast Asian Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Thailand
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 5 x 6 x 3.2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Ceramic
Sculpture