Jar

Ovoidal body, bold convex foot, cylindrical neck and two loop handles. Decoration: incised in the paste.
Clay: fairly hard, white. Glaze: originally green, now decomposed to a whitish tone; silver iridescence.

Historical period(s)
Parthian period, 1st-3rd century
Medium
Earthenware with alkaline glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 27.3 x 19.4 cm (10 3/4 x 7 5/8 in)
Geography
Iraq
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.255
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
earthenware, Iraq, Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)
Provenance

To 1905
Kalebdjian, Paris, to 1905 [1]

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

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1414, 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)

Kalebdjian Frères (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Description

Ovoidal body, bold convex foot, cylindrical neck and two loop handles. Decoration: incised in the paste.
Clay: fairly hard, white. Glaze: originally green, now decomposed to a whitish tone; silver iridescence.

Published References
  • Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 35, fig. 2.7.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum