Color Illustrations and Captions from Khmer Ceramics (031)
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Ant-eater; ht. 8 cm; last half 11th century; Tokyo National Museum; brown monochrome. Modelled in the shape of an ant-eater or pangolin; rolled up in a ball with its tail wrapped around the body in a position of protection; band of rectangles encircles the head; scaly body defined by deeply-incised curves and dashes; opening on top of the back. Grey clay; brown glaze.