Bowl, semi-globular with two loop handles

Bowl, semi-globular with two loop handles.
Clay: soft, brownish, thinly modelled.
Glaze: exterior, green,–now discolored and partly disintegrated; inside–yellow, discolored and disintegrated.
Decoration: three rows of sharply pointed bosses.

Medium
Earthenware with lead glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 9 x 15.5 cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/8 in)
Geography
Greece
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.172
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Greece
Provenance

Reportedly found near Baiae, Gulf of Naples, by unnamed Italian fishermen [1]

To 1904
Charles C. Coleman (1840 -1928), Capri, to 1904 [2]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Charles C. Coleman in 1904 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, Charles Land Freer, undated, in the object record: "This bowl is said to have been landed near Baiae by Italian fishermen who drew it in a regular fish net out of the Gulf of Naples."

[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 1309, as well as Voucher No. 5, September 1904, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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 Caryl Coleman (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1928
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Bowl, semi-globular with two loop handles.
Clay: soft, brownish, thinly modelled.
Glaze: exterior, green,--now discolored and partly disintegrated; inside--yellow, discolored and disintegrated.
Decoration: three rows of sharply pointed bosses.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
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