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Khmer 11th / 12th Century Glazed Owl Jar / Lime Pot


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Khmer 11th / 12th Century Glazed Owl Jar / Lime Pot

This attractive stoneware jar in the form of an owl was made during the late 11th - early 12th century. It is quite "heavily-potted" and particularly well decorated, with good incised detail and formation of its eyes, beak and tail. It is coated in a dark brown glaze that has sagged toward the base and that varies in colour according to its thickness. The lower body remains unglazed and there is a decorative ridge surrounding the foot.

Most known examples of this type do have some degree of repair and/or restoration (not that some sellers own up to this !). This example does have exceptional detail and glaze for its type but regretfully is not free from repair. Part of the tail has been restored and it is possible there are minor repairs to the mouth edge, although we are not certain about this. Furthermore, and not at all immediately obvious, there are signs that faint hairlines down the sides of the body have been stabilised. Overall though, a very nice example. Diameter 10 cm (4 inches).

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