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Jar

Label Text

The glaze on this Parthian jar was originally green, but by the time that Freer bought it from Dikran Kelekian in 1905, it had decomposed to a whitish color, with a silvery iridescence. Freer acquired six other vessels like this one: typically covered with brown, green or turquoise alkaline glaze, they are characteristic of the wares produced in Mesopotamia from the first through the third centuries BCE.

Object Name

Jar

Dated

1st-3rd century

Period

Parthian period

Medium

Earthenware with alkaline glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 27.3 x 19.4 cm

Country

Iraq

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

52

Wall

North

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1905.255

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/F1905.255.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1905.255, Item #3138, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3138 (accessed November 19, 2017).