CAMBODIA, KHMER EMPIRE, C. 12TH CENTURY
This is a rare type of baluster form vase. The foot and opening are multi-ribbed and tiered. The offset shoulder presents sweeping band decor as well as ribbed cords. Noteworthy is the large flared mouth with lightly raised rim, presumably once with lid. These vessels were not for everyday use and rather served sacral purposes. The leather-colored glaze is mostly intact.
Stoneware with brown glaze
10.5 in. (26.67 cm.)