Black Pottery : Rare Historic Black Pottery Pot from Bagan, Myanmar #455
455. Rare Historic Black Pottery Pot from Bagan, Myanmar. Piece is approximately 10" x 7.5" and has stippling just under the lip. The piece might have been buried, as you can see the remains of roots that surrounded it. There is one small chip in the lip but other than this, it is in excellent condition for its age which is reportedly the late 1700's-early 1800's.
Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. (Source: Wikipedia)