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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Material

    Stone-paste decorated with glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 7.5 x 7 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1908.111
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1908.111

Object Details

  • Description

    Tile: small, square. Corner chipped.
    Clay: soft, sandy, white.
    Glaze: turquoise green, largely modified by partial disintegration; high iridescence.
    Decoration: painted in black under glaze (almost invisible).
  • Provenance

    To 1908
    An unidentified street dealer, Aleppo, to 1908 [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified street dealer in Aleppo in 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Journal Voucher No. 2, December 1908, as well as Original Pottery List, L. 1760, 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Architectural Element
  • Restrictions and Rights

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