Entre 50 et 400
Terre cuite
Sépulture 1, site de Lạch Trường, Thanh Hóa
Don fouilles : Mission Janse Indochine (1934-1935)

M.C. 11252

This small conical pot was made out of a very pure white clay whose hardness is achieved by firing at high temperature. The piece was covered with a transparent glaze, over which a wide drip of thicker iron-oxide glaze was applied. This striking decorative drip took on a green tint when the pot was fired in reduction.
The strips of clay on the outer wall of the pot suggest the presence of handles on the metal prototype.
This pot was discovered during the Janse excavations of Tomb No. 1 in the Lạch Trường burial ground, Thanh Hóa Province. It stood in one of the corners of the burial chamber, the three other corners being occupied by two similar pots and a lamp.
As the funerary offerings – vessels and model houses – were placed in the adjacent space, this pot probably had a particular function, which remains a mystery.

Reference(s) : Monique Crick, Viêt Nam : Collection vietnamienne du musée Cernuschi, Findakly/Paris Musées, 2006, pp. 99-100.
Author of the record : Monique Crick