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Ban Chiang Bichrome Chalice - Beautiful Decoration

Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ban Chiang, 1st millennium BCE. A beautiful bichrome pottery vessel of a relatively squat yet elegant form with a sinuous profile and splayed foot as well as intricate red on cream painted decoration comprised of (from top to bottom) a narrow band of four striations adorning the shoulder, a wide central register of meandering spirals, and a splayed foot painted a deeply saturated red hue characteristic of Ban Chiang wares. Size: 6.5" in diameter at widest point x 5.625" H (16.5 cm x 14.3 cm)

Condition: Body repaired from numerous pieces with visible breaklines. Upper bowl reattached to splayed foot. Expected surface wear with pigment loss as shown. Nice root marks.

Provenance: Ex-Haig's of Rochester, Minnesota

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