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Stone-paste with manganese-purple glaze
H x Diam: 44.5 × 35.2 cm (17 1/2 × 13 7/8 in)
Jar, large, ovoidal, on a low, thick foot rim.
Clay: soft, grayish.
Glaze: variable aubergine, frosted with whitish areas of partial disintegration, with a slight iridescence. Earthy attachments.
Decoration: impressed, incised and modelled in the paste.
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1903 
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York, in November 1903 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Voucher No. 24, November 1903, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
Previous custodian or owner:
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (1868-1951) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Ayyubid period (1171 - 1250)
Arts of the Islamic World
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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