Lamp, of round form, with sides pinched to form a projecting spout

Lamp, of rounded form, with sides pinched to form a projecting spout.
Clay: soft, gray.
Glaze: greyish-green clouded with russet-brown; crazed.
Decoration: in brownish-black under glaze.

Historical period(s)
Date unknown
Medium
Clay
Dimensions
H x W: 4.9 x 9.7 cm (1 15/16 x 3 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.131
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Lamp

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. 1781, 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

Lamp, of rounded form, with sides pinched to form a projecting spout.
Clay: soft, gray.
Glaze: greyish-green clouded with russet-brown; crazed.
Decoration: in brownish-black under glaze.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum