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Pilgrim bottle in the form of a sheepskin pouch

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under copper-green tinted glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 26 x 12 x 12 cm (10 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Pilgrim bottle in the form of a sheepskin pouch, a flattened oval; handle, pinched five times, joins cylindrical spout at one end; square-cut foot.
    Clay: pinkish-buff stoneware.
    Glaze: medium green, glossy with iridescence and extremely fine crackle over creamy white slip which shows irregularly below termination of the glaze. Both stop well above the foot.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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