Dish

Dish, shallow, with a wide rim, and bold basal ring. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, buff-white. Glaze: silicious cream-colored, showing a high iridesdescence; partly disintegrated. Decoration: an inscription painted in blue, under glaze.

Historical period(s)
14th century or later
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Style
Raqqa ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.2 x 21.8 cm (2 1/16 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.240
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
Raqqa ware, Syria
Provenance

To 1905
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Paris, France to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris, in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Voucher No. 1, October 1905, and Original Pottery List, L. 1395, 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.

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Voucher No. 1, October 1905, and Original Pottery List, L. 1398, 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

Description

Dish, shallow, with a wide rim, and bold basal ring. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, buff-white. Glaze: silicious cream-colored, showing a high iridesdescence; partly disintegrated. Decoration: an inscription painted in blue, under glaze.

Inscription(s)

On the inside an Arabic inscription [Arb] "Aggressive power." The script is cursive.

Published References
  • William H. Worrell. Translations of Near Eastern Pottery Inscriptions. cat. 41.
  • Marilyn Jenkins-Medina. Raqqa Revisited: Ceramics of Ayyubid Syria. New York and New Haven. p. 55.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum