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At A Glance

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  • Period

    16th-17th century?
  • Geography

    Syria
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted under glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 49.2 × 30.1 cm (19 3/8 × 11 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1905.61
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1905.61

Object Details

  • Description

    Oil-jar, tall, with ovoidal body tapering to the foot; three loop handles. Body impregnated with oil.
    Clay: soft, gray-white.
    Glaze: originally deep leaf-green, crackled; russet brown and golden discolorations, slight iridescence, (broken and chipped).
  • Provenance

    To 1905
    Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) Paris, to 1905 [1]
    From 1905 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing in 1905 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1373, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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
  • Exhibition History

    A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt (January 28, 2023 to 2025)
    The Power to See Beauty (October 14, 2017 to September 6, 2022)
    Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact (February 23, 2008 to January 3, 2016)
    Art for Art's Sake (July 23, 1997 to January 24, 2008)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Syria
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 20: A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt
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