burnished reddish-brown surface; wide, flat foot with flaring body with pointed shoulder; narrow neck with very wide trumpet mouth

Funerary Offering Jar, 1000-500 BCE

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Extensive excavations of a bronze age site on the Khorat Plateau in east central Thailand took place in 1995-1996 at Ban Lum Khao. Archaeologists uncovered over 100 burials which, according to radiocarbon texts were datable between 1000-500 b.c. Elegant, trumpet-rimmed vessels fashioned from black clay and finished with a red slip dominated these ceramic finds. Most of the vessels were found placed beyond the head and feet of the deceased. They undoubtedly held grave offerings for the afterlife.

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Title
Funerary Offering Jar
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Artist
Accession Number
2000.82.2
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burnished reddish-brown surface; wide, flat foot with flaring body with pointed shoulder; narrow neck with very wide trumpet mouth