Rare Khmer 10th Century Glazed Covered Stoneware Box
This very rare and unusual stoneware box dates to the first half of the 10th century. It is quite "heavily-potted" and coated both inside and out in a thin pale greenish-blue glaze. The cover has been decorated with incised parallel lines with its finial taking the form of a stem. To the flat base is a purpose-made incised line, often seen on Khmer ceramics from the Phnom Kulen and Ban Kruat kilns, thought to be the marks of individual potters.
Diameter 8.5 cm. There is ancient damage to the upper and lower edges of the lower section but there is no repair or restoration.
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