The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Search this
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Customs declarations and inventories of purchases made by Charles Freer while in Egypt between December 6th, 1906 and January 22nd, 1907. Also includes letters of instruction sent to Freer's secretary in Detroit, John M. Kennedy. Purchases include ancient Egyptian artifacts, as well as early Christian manuscripts purchased from Ali Arabi in Cairo.
Purchase vouchers, notes and price relating to purchases made by Charles Freer while in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey and Paris between May and August, 1908. Purchases were primarily Syrian and Persian pottery and tiles, but also included ancient Egyptian artifacts, manuscripts, and a mortuary bust from Palmyra. Dealers included Maurice Nahman, Cairo; Marcopoli & Co., Aleppo; Murad Barody, Beirut; N. Ohan, Jerusalem; Tabbagh Freres & Co., Paris, and Dikran Kelekian, Paris. Documents also include travel itinerary notes and a reciept for a donation for relief of the poor of Aleppo.