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Dish

Label Text

This dish, purchased from Dikran Kelekian in 1908, has a greenish-white crackled glaze, with large areas of partial disintegration and a brilliant silver iridescence. Its black and blue under glaze is similarly degraded. An example of Raqqa ware from thirteenth or fourteenth-century Syria, the complex chromatic variations resonated with the blue, green, and gold decorations of Whistler's Peacock Room.

Object Name

Dish

Dated

13th-14th century

Medium

Stone-paste decorated with glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 4.7 x 17.3 cm

Country

Syria

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

59

Wall

East

Title

Dish

Object Number

F1908.28

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/F1908.28.jpg

Collection

Tags

Citation

"Dish," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1908.28, Item #3148, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3148 (accessed November 21, 2017).