Jar, large globular, with a tapering base, and cylindrical neck

Historical period(s)
11th-12th century
Medium
Glazed clay
Style
Raqqa ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 65.3 × 51.5 cm (25 11/16 × 20 1/4 in)
Geography
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.229
On View Location
Freer Gallery 09: The Power to See Beauty
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
iridescence, Raqqa ware, Syria
Provenance

To 1906
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian in 1906 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Voucher No. 20, October 1906, L. 1467, 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

Published References
  • Helen Nebeker Tomlinson. West Meets East: Charles L. Freer Trailblazing Asian Art Collector. Herndon, VA. Insert p. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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