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Medium:
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimensions:
H x W: 4.6 x 4.8 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
ca. 1539-1075 BCE
Period:
New Kingdom or later
Description:
Egyptian
ca. XXVI Dynasty (?)
Ointment holder in the form of a man's head.
Clay: dense, gray.
Glaze: green, applied on part of the surface.
Provenance:
To 1908
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1908 [1]
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Cairo, in May, 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1750, 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:
Ali Arabi (ca. 1840-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 BCE)  Search this
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Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.215
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
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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/ye3c49ff2d5-a678-4643-917b-10ef049464f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.215