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At A Glance

  • Period

    13th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Unglazed stoneware with natural ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 43.8 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm (17 1/4 x 8 3/16 x 8 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bottle, double-gourd shaped; circular hole at top of lower section to facilitate pouring.
    Clay: dark gray stoneware, very high fired.
    Glaze: natural ash glaze, mostly on upper parts of the two sections, slight kiln gloss all over.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Corliss and Randolph Harris
  • Provenance

    To 1980
    Corliss L. and Randolph L. Harris, Washington, DC, to 1980 [1]
    From 1980
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Corliss L. and Randolph L. Harris in 1980
    [1] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Corliss and Randolph Harris
  • Type

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