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Thai Water Buffalo Vessel

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This ceremonial vessel is the largest pottery water buffalo known from this period.

About the Model

In Neolithic and Bronze Age Thailand, very few depictions of ceramic animals are known. This water buffalo vessel stands out in early Thai ceramic art for its originality, creativity, and superb workmanship. As well as its use of multiple colors and inventive form. It is also the largest pottery buffalo known from this period. The water buffalo is among the first domesticated animals in Thailand. They plowed rice fields and were a symbol of abundance in the afterlife. Artist: Unknown; Medium: Earthenware


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early Thai art, Thai art, neolithic, bronze age, earthenware, ceramics, art history, water buffalo, ceremonial, ceremonial vessel, workmanship, creativity, originality, asian art, social studies, archaeology, pottery


May 27 2022