Historical period(s)
11th-12th century
Medium
Glazed clay
Style
Raqqa ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 20 × 18.4 cm (7 7/8 × 7 1/4 in)
Geography
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1905.245
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
iridescence, Raqqa ware, Syria
Provenance

To 1905
Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Voucher No. 1, October 1905, L. 1404, 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)

Siegfried Bing (C.L. Freer source) 1838-1905
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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