Pillow in the form of a tortoise, Vietnam, Trần or Later Lê dynasty, late 14th-15th century

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Pillow in the form of a tortoise, Vietnam, Trần or Later Lê dynasty, late 14th-15th century, Hải Dương province, Red River Delta kilns. Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent (underfired) glaze, iron oxide wash on base. H x W x D: 9.8 x 12.1 x 16.7 cm (3 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 9/16 in). Gift of Dean Frasché, Freer Gallery of Art, F1985.37a-b © 2017 Smithsonian Institution

This pillow was excavated from the site of an abandoned Buddhist monastery in Bangkok.