This is a fragment of a decorative piece, perhaps an architectural element with incised and underglaze iron-brown painted decoration. It shows evidence of thick potting, using local stoneware clay and glaze materials.The royal twin cities of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai in north-central Thailand were at the heart of one of the largest ceramic-producing centres in Southeast Asia during the 14th century. Si Satchanalai was later renamed Sawankhalok and the name became a convenient if somewhat inaccurate term to refer to ceramics that originated from either of these two areas.

Date/Period
12th-14th century
Region
Si Satchanalai, north-central Thailand
Dimension
Object size: H:2.0 x W:6.5 x D:3.9 cm
Accession No.
2008-06947
Material
Stoneware, iron-brown and cream glaze
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Pinna Indorf
Category
Ceramics