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Jar

Type
Jar
Historical period(s)
Parthian period, 1st-3rd century
Medium
Earthenware with alkaline glaze
Dimension(s)
26.4 x 19.4 cm
Geography
Iraq
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.7
Label
Earthenware jars of this shape, covered with an alkaline glaze typically colored green, turquoise, or brown, are characteristic products of Mesopotamia in the Parthian period (ca. 160 B.C.E.–224 C.E.).

To 1902
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York, NY, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian in 1902 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1080, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Dikran G. Kelekian (1868 - 1951)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
earthenware, Iraq, Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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