Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1902 
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian in 1902 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1080, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
Vase, with a globular body, a high spreading foot, large neck and two loop handles. Decoration incised in the paste.
Earthenware jars of this shape, covered with an alkaline glaze typically colored green, turquoise, or brown, are characteristic products of Mesopotamia in the Parthian period (ca. 160 B.C.E.--224 C.E.).
- Published References
- Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 34, fig. 2.6.
- St. John Simpson. Pottery in the Making: World Ceramic Traditions. Exh. cat. London and Washington, July 3 - December 31, 1997. pp. 74-79.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum