Stele: a tile head piece for a grave

Historical period(s)
12th-13th century?
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Style
Raqqa ware
Dimensions
H x W: 35.7 x 26 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/4 in)
Geography
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1905.257
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Stele

Keywords
funerary, naskh script, Raqqa ware, Syria
Provenance

To 1905
Kalebjian, Paris, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kalebjian 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 Voucher No. 1, October 1905, L. 1416, 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)

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

Published References
  • William H. Worrell. Translations of Near Eastern Pottery Inscriptions. cat. 56.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 39, p. 88.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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