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Jar

Label Text

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. The qualities Freer most admired were the subtle colors, textured surfaces, and iridescent decay of the glaze, which he felt resonated with the complex chromatic qualities of his American paintings, particularly those by James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Dewing, and Dwight Tryon.

Object Name

Jar

Dated

1st-3rd century

Period

Parthian period

Medium

Earthenware with alkaline glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 26.4 x 19.4 cm

Country

Iraq

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

55

Wall

North

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1902.7

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/F1902.7.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1902.7, Item #3143, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3143 (accessed November 18, 2017).