Brown-glazed ewer, Cambodia or north-east Thailand (Khmer empire)

Brown-glazed ewer, Cambodia or north-east Thailand (Khmer empire)

Brown-glazed ewer
Cambodia or north-east Thailand (Khmer empire)
1150-1250
Glazed stoneware, with incised decoration
Museum no. FE.130-1978

Stoneware was first made in Cambodia after 800, when the Khmer empire was established. Production was concentrated in the Angkor region, the heart of the empire. Most stonewares with an iron-brown glaze have been excavated in north-east Thailand, then an outlying province.

The narrow neck and spout suggest that this pot was a domestic pouring vessel. The handle is in the shape of a small bird.