Song and Yuan dynasty export ware found at Angkor
Tho Thon (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA National Authority))
Paper short abstract:
The Song and Yuan dynasty export ware found at Angkor. The similarities in the ceramic traditions of the Khmer and Chinese empires are important in understanding cross-cultural exchange during the Angkorian period.
Paper long abstract:
Similarities in the ceramic traditions of the Khmer and Chinese ceramic industries during the Angkorian period is important in understanding cultural exchanges between political entities in mainland Southeast Asia and China. At archaeological sites in the Angkor region, it is common to find Song and Yaun ceramics in association with Khmer ceramics and with other trade wares. Song ceramics, found at Angkor (dating from 10th to late 14th century), indicated important relationships between Khmer and Chinese ceramics in the everyday life of Khmer people inside and outside of the city. This paper undertakes a comparative study of ceramics used by the ancient Khmer from excavation trench layer with settlement mound of people live and examined quantities and chronology of ceramics. For an understanding of the contribution and commerce of Chinese ceramics used at Angkor region. This comparative study presents a quantitative and diachronic analysis of ceramics retrieved from excavated contexts and surface collections from ancient settlement mounds.