Jar

Jar, ovoidal; low basal ring (chipped). Piece broken out of base; saturated with oil.
Clay: soft, gray (red at the foot).
Glaze: brilliant greenish cream, crackled; yellow discolorations.
Decoration: in black outline and gray-blue; under glaze.

Historical period(s)
18th century
Medium
Stone-paste with underglaze painted decoration
Dimensions
H x W: 23 x 19.7 cm (9 1/16 x 7 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.130
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Iran
Provenance

To 1908
Moussa Arouani and Co., Damascus, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Moussa Arouani and Co. in 1908 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1780, 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)

Moussa Arouani and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Jar, ovoidal; low basal ring (chipped). Piece broken out of base; saturated with oil.
Clay: soft, gray (red at the foot).
Glaze: brilliant greenish cream, crackled; yellow discolorations.
Decoration: in black outline and gray-blue; under glaze.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum