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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th-12th century
  • Geography

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted under glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 11.9 x 7.2 cm (4 11/16 x 2 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1908.144
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1908.144

Object Details

  • Description

    Mesopotamian, 11th-12th century (?),
    Raqqa.
    Jar, small cylindrical, on a bold, spreading foot; walls modelled in small panels. Lip restored.
    Clay: soft, buff-white.
    Glaze: turquoise green, heavily coated with lustrous and iridescent areas of partial decomposition.
  • Provenance

    To 1908
    Vincenzo Marcopoli, Aleppo, Syria, to 1908 [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Vincenzo Marcopoli in 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1798, as well as Journal Voucher No. 2, December 1908, 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

    Vincenzo Marcopoli (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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