Jar

Broad ovoidal form, cylindrical neck, two rope handles, and spreading foot. Kiln slag attachments to the foot. Decoration: flat knobs in relief and lines incised. Water deposits on base.

Historical period(s)
Neo-Babylonian period, ca. 3rd century
Medium
Clay: soft, grayish. Glaze: turquoise blue, crackled; having broad whitish areas of partial disintegration, with slight iridescence.
Dimensions
H x W: 33.4 x 25.1 cm (13 1/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Geography
Iraq
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1919.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Iraq, Neo-Babylonian period (ca. 1000 - 539 BCE), water
Provenance

To 1919
Demotte, Inc., New York, New York, to 1919 [1]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Demotte, Inc., New York, New York, in 1919 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2610, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1. The jar was purchased through Jean Vigouroux, who was the manager of the New York branch of Demotte, Inc.

[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)

Demotte, Inc. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Broad ovoidal form, cylindrical neck, two rope handles, and spreading foot. Kiln slag attachments to the foot. Decoration: flat knobs in relief and lines incised. Water deposits on base.

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