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Jar

Label Text

"Interesting," noted Freer of this Parthian vessel. "Compare with similar specimens," he added in his inventory notes: And in the Peacock Room in Detroit, he put the suggestion into practice, placing this jar adjacent to four similar examples. Earthenware jars of this shape, typically covered with an alkaline glaze colored brown, green, or turquoise, are characteristic products from Mesopotamia during the Parthian period of the first through third century BCE. Freer acquired his Parthian wares from Dikran Kelekian, whose main gallery was located in Paris.

Object Name

Jar

Dated

1st-3rd century

Period

Parthian period

Medium

Earthenware with alkaline glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 26.3 x 20.5 cm

Country

Iraq

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

50

Wall

North

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1903.191

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1903.191.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.191, Item #3136, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3136 (accessed November 21, 2017).