Fragment of a mother and child form, modelled hollow. Mended

Historical period(s)
early 13th century
Stone paste painted with glaze
Raqqa ware
H x W: 20.1 x 13.7 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Sculpture

Figure: mother and child (fragment)

child, Raqqa ware, Syria

To 1911
Vincenzo Marcopoli and Company, Aleppo, Syria, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Vincenzo Marcopoli and Company in 1911 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2228, S.I. 1561A-G, as well as Voucher No. 33, June 1911, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 3 in the F1911.24 object record, in an undated note Charles Lang Freer stated: "These seven specimens [F1911.24, F1911.612-11.617, inclusive] were all found at Rakka and taken direct to Marcopoli at Aleppo and delivered by him to me; they represent forms of humans and animals."

[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)

Vincenzo Marcopoli (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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