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Medium:
Stone-paste decorated with glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 7.5 x 7 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Architectural Element
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th-13th century
Description:
Tile: small, square. Corner chipped.
Clay: soft, sandy, white.
Glaze: turquoise green, largely modified by partial disintegration; high iridescence.
Decoration: painted in black under glaze (almost invisible).
Provenance:
To 1908
An unidentified street dealer, Aleppo, to 1908 [1]
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified street dealer in Aleppo in 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Journal Voucher No. 2, December 1908, as well as Original Pottery List, L. 1760, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] 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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.111
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3009a6b56-c2a5-4991-90e1-5aa09f5b2496
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.111