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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 12th-early 13th century
  • Geography

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted under glaze (completely deteriorated)
  • Dimension

    H x W: 24.5 x 3.1 cm (9 5/8 x 1 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1909.40
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1909.40

Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: soft, buff.
    Glaze: originally cream-white, altered by partial disintegration to a golden and chromatic iridescence; chipped.
    Decoration: painted in black, under glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Kouchakji Frères, New York, New York to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kouchakji Frères, New York in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1930, as well as
    Voucher no. 50, February 1909, 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

    Kouchakji Freres (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Architectural Element
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