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Altar cruet

Type
Altar cruet
Historical period(s)
6th or 7th century
Medium
Glass
Dimension(s)
H x W: 15.7 x 10.1 cm (6 3/16 x 4 in)
Geography
Syria
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.16
Description
Alter cruet made of purple-colored, mold-blown glass now partly covered by iridescence. Decoration on hexagonal body consists of cross potent on steps and on globe, leaved cross, and lozenge-shaped figure in rectangle, possibly standing for bookbinding and therefore symbolizing the Gospe l. One of a pair: 35.15-16.

To 1935
Fahim Kouchakji, New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Fahim Kouchakji, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Former owner
Fahim Kouchakji
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass, Vessel
Keyword(s)
blown, mold blown, Syria, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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