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Jar

Label Text

This jar belongs to the historical region of Raqqa, Mesopotamia and originated in Syria during the twelfth or thirteenth century. Freer purchased it from the Paris-based dealer Dikran Kelekian, who also owned galleries in London, Cairo, and New York. The piece, like much Raqqa ware available at the turn of the twentieth century, is ashen and crackled in appearance. This was part of its appeal to Freer and his contemporaries, who imagined this piece to be much older than it is now known to be.

Object Name

Jar

Dated

12th-13th century

Medium

Stone-paste painted under glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 30.1 x 30.3 cm

Country

Syria

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

72

Wall

East

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1903.187

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/F1903.187.jpg

Collection

Tags

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.187, Item #3169, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3169 (accessed November 22, 2017).