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Earthenware with alkaline glaze
H x Diam: 27.3 × 19.4 cm (10 3/4 × 7 5/8 in)
Ovoidal body, bold convex foot, cylindrical neck and two loop handles. Decoration: incised in the paste.
Clay: fairly hard, white. Glaze: originally green, now decomposed to a whitish tone; silver iridescence.
Kalebjian, Paris, to 1905 
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kalebjian in 1905 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 1414, 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.
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Previous custodian or owner:
Kalebjian Frères (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Freer Gallery 20: A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt
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