Khmer Sandstone Linga sculpture,

EH50030 Khmer globular stoneware lime jar in the form of an owl covered in a brown glaze stopping short of the elevated string cut foot displaying the beige biscuit, an owl’s beak and eyes in relief on the shoulder and a relief suggestion of tail feathers on the opposing side, incised concentric rings around the mouth. Minor glaze frits otherwise fine condition. 3-1/2" High x 4-1/2" in Diameter. 12th Century.
Ex Collection: Miss C. Margaret Goldney, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.

For other examples of Khmer bird pots see: H. Fujiwara, Khmer ceramics from the Kamratan Collection in the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Kyoto, 1990, pp.74-79.
D.F. Frasche, Southeast Asian Ceramics, 1976. #13.
Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, South-EastAsian and Chinese Trade Pottery, 1979, p.219.

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