Historical period(s)
12th century
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Raqqa ware
H x W: 12.9 x 19.8 cm (5 1/16 x 7 13/16 in)
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


iridescence, Raqqa ware, Syria

To 1902
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York, in 1902 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Voucher No. 4, December 1902, and Original Pottery List, L. 1200, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) 1868 - 1951

Published References
  • Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 33, fig. 2.3.
  • Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. pp. 75, 77, fig. 50.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum