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Vessel (fragment)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Raqqa, Syria
  • Material

    Stone-paste decorated with glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 12.9 x 14.9 cm (5 1/16 x 5 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Mesopotamian, 12th-13th century
    Fragment of a vessel, modelled in the form of a stag.
    Projecting parts broken off.
    Clay: soft, white.
    Glaze: pale green, crackled, with silvery iridescent areas of partial disintegration.
  • Provenance

    To 1911
    Vincenzo Marcopoli and Company, Aleppo, Syria, to 1911 [1]
    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Vincenzo Marcopoli and Company in 1911 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2228, S.I. 1561A-G, as well as Voucher No. 33, June 1911, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record, in an undated note Charles Lang Freer stated: "These seven specimens [F1911.24, F1911.612-11.617, inclusive] were all found at Rakka and taken direct to Marcopoli at Aleppo and delivered by him to me; they represent forms of humans and animals."
    [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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