Vincenzo Marcopoli, Aleppo, Syria, to 1908 
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Vincenzo Marcopoli in 1908 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1790, as well as Journal Voucher No. 2, December 1908, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Vincenzo Marcopoli (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Before the devastating Mongol invasion in the mid-thirteenth century, the city of Rakka in northern Syria became an important ceramic center.
This elegant jar is characteristic of one type of ware associated with Rakka. It is decorated with bold black designs under a transparent turquoise glaze that is often quite thickly applied and appears almost in relief.
- Published References
- Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 33, fig. 2.4.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 33, p. 78-79.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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