Burial Artifacts from Thailand

Artifacts from burial sites in northwestern Thailand have been showing up in local markets since late 1984, when such sites were apparently discovered by hilltribe peoples who uncovered them when planting crops. Investigations determined that they originated in the Mae Sot area of Tak Province about 300 km south of Chiang Mai along the border with Burma. For a good overview of items from this area, visit the fine collection of Thai artifacts at the website of John & Pat Shaw.

The bronze lime containers (part of the betel tradition which is found all across southern Asia) date from the mid-1300s through the mid-1500s, and all still contain lime. Only one has a seal, substantially corroded, on the base. Conditions vary from very good to heavily corroded, and some have holes.

The ceramic bottles are brownware from Sawankoloke / Sisatchanalai, and most probably date from the late 1200s to the late 1500s.

These items are as found - no attempt has been made to clean or restore them.



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BRONZE LIME CONTAINERS
   
   
Bronze Lime Container - AC172
Bronze Lime Container - AC173
Bronze Lime Container - AC175
Bronze Lime Container - AC177
Bronze Lime Container - AC178
Bronze Lime Container - AC179
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Ceramic Bottle - AC185
Ceramic Bottle - AC184
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