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Historical period(s)
Neo-Babylonian period, 1st-3rd century
Glazed clay
H x W: 5.8 x 9.9 cm (2 5/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

Reportedly excavated at Nineveh [1]

To 1905
Kalebdjian, Paris, to 1905 [2]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kalebdjian in 1905 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record, and citing a note from Charles Lang Freer.

[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 1415, as well as Voucher No. 1, October 1905,
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
Kalebdjian Frères (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Iraq, Neo-Babylonian period (ca. 1000 - 539 BCE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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