This is a Ban Chiang round bottomed bowl made of low-fired ceramic about 1000 BCE in Thailand. This is a bowl or vessel intended for cooking. It would have sat directly on the coals of a fire. It would have rested otherwise on a sandy bottom to stay upright.
Provenance: John Young Collection.
John Young was an accomplished artist and collector of fine art and antiquities of well renown in Hawaii. His collections of art make up the large portion of the University of Hawaii John Young Museum of Art as well as the Honolulu Academy of Arts John Young Gallery. Both museum collections include significant specimens of Ban Chiang ware.
Age: 1000 BCE
Size: 5 inches high