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Label Text

Raqqa wares like this pitcher only began to appear on the art market at the turn of the last century, following the excavation of ancient and medieval pottery in northern Mesopotamia, near modern-day Mosul, and in the south, near Baghdad and along the Gulf. Freer was an early enthusiast: he purchased his first piece in 1902 and eventually amassed a substantial collection of Near Eastern ceramics. In Detroit, they were prominently featured throughout the Peacock Room, most notably massed around La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine and in the eye-level shelves along the west wall.

Object Name

Pitcher

Dated

12th-14th century?

Medium

Stone-paste decorated with glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 25.0 x 17.7 cm

Country

Syria

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

183

Wall

West

Title

Pitcher

Object Number

F1906.221

Freer Source

G. Camas

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1906.221.jpg

Collection

Tags

Citation

"Pitcher," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1906.221, Item #3347, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3347 (accessed November 21, 2017).