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Keywords:

  • Chinese shipwreck;
  • 15th century;
  • flat-bottomed;
  • storage jars;
  • fine paste-ware;
  • Sukhothai;
  • Sawankhalok;
  • Longquan

Very few early Chinese shipwrecks have been discovered in Southeast Asia, despite the enormous volume of trade with China. This article describes the surprising hull features of one such wreck, and its diverse ceramic cargo. The Bakau Wreck dates to the early 15th century, and was bound from southern China to Indonesia via a Thai entrepot port.