Thailand / Container with spiral decoration / 300 B.C.?200 A.D.Thailand
Container with spiral decoration
300 B.C.?200 A.D.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Southeast Asian; Thai
Creator Name-CRT: Thailand
Title: Container with spiral decoration
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: -30
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: 300 B.C.?200 A.D.
Creation Place: Thailand
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Description: The large flowing spirals covering the surface of this elegant container are among the most prevalent of the geometric motifs that decorate bronze ritual and luxury objects produced in many regions of present-day Thailand from the fourth century B.C. to the third century A.D. Edging, possibly derived from ropes or basketry, decorates the top and bottom of this slightly flared vessel, and the base of the cover. Two small loops and remnants of a third for suspending the container are found on the upper corners of the base. The large size of the cover implies that it may have stored liquid for drinking, but another function, such as holding darts, is also possible.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 2000.284.53
Credit Line: Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Bequest of Samuel Eilenberg, 1998
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Bronze and Iron Age, Late period
AMICA ID: MMA_.2000.284.53
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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