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Cup

Type
Cup
Historical period(s)
Neo-Babylonian period, 1st-3rd century
Medium
Glazed clay
Dimension(s)
H x W: 5.8 x 9.9 cm (2 5/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
Iraq
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1905.256

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]

Notes:

[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
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
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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