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Bowl, semi-globular with two loop handles

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At A Glance

  • Geography

  • Material

    Earthenware with lead glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 9 x 15.5 cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl, semi-globular with two loop handles.
    Clay: soft, brownish, thinly modelled.
    Glaze: exterior, green,--now discolored and partly disintegrated; inside--yellow, discolored and disintegrated.
    Decoration: three rows of sharply pointed bosses.
  • Provenance

    Reportedly found near Baiae, Gulf of Naples, by unnamed Italian fishermen [1]
    To 1904
    Charles C. Coleman (1840 -1928), Capri, to 1904 [2]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Charles C. Coleman in 1904 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, Charles Land Freer, undated, in the object record: "This bowl is said to have been landed near Baiae by Italian fishermen who drew it in a regular fish net out of the Gulf of Naples."
    [2] See Original Pottery List, L. 1309, as well as Voucher No. 5, September 1904, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1928) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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