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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted under glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 10.6 x 15.8 cm (4 3/16 x 6 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Mesopotamian, 12th-13th century
    Dish: a deep bowl with stem-shaped base and flaring foot; plaster repairs.
    Clay: soft, gray.
    Glaze: very pale green, discolored and largely disintegrated.
    Decoration: painted in brown lustre over glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1910
    Vincenzo Marcopoli and Company, Aleppo, Syria, to 1910 [1]
    From 1910 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Vincenzo Marcopoli and Company in 1910 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2066, as well as Voucher No. 44, May 1910, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 3, in an undated
    note Charles Lang Freer states: " Interesting in form and coloring and closely related to S.I. 1428 (10.28) and S.I. 1432 (10.32). All of these three pieces were purchased by me in Aleppo during trip 1909-1910,--they were brought to Aleppo by the same caravan and unpacked and repaired during my visit."
    [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

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