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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1400-1300 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11.2 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm (4 7/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Kohl flask in the shape of column with palm capital. Broken and repaired. Core-wound cylinder. Royal blue body with yellow and white dragged festoon design.
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Giovanni Dattari (circa 1858-1923), Cairo, Egypt, to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Giovanni Dattari in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See S.I. 189, Miscellaneous List, Egyptian Glass, pgs. 1 and 5, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This piece is part of a collection of glass that was purchased en bloc and includes 1,388 specimens (for further purchase information, see the folder for F1909.332).
    [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

    The Nile and Ancient Egypt (December 7, 2013 to January 3, 2016)
    Charles Lang Freer and Egypt (June 13, 1998 to October 2, 2011)
    Ancient Egyptian Glass (August 13, 1994 to July 7, 2005)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Corridor (December 10, 1984 to July 10, 1986)
    Ancient Glass (May 26, 1982 to June 25, 1982)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Corridor (March 6, 1981 to May 7, 1984)
    Ancient Glass (June 1962 to (end date unknown))
    Glass Exhibition, in honor of VI International Congress on Glass (July 4, 1962 to December 3, 1962)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Giovanni Dattari (1858-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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