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Label Text

In an undated note, Freer referred to this two-handled Roman period jar as worthy of "study, but not for an individual case exhibition." Freer purchased it in 1907 from Dikran Kelekian, one of his customary sources for Raqqa ware and other Near Eastern ceramics. Originally thought to be of Egyptian origin, the vessel is now understood to be Roman. It is an example of faience, a type of fine tin-glazed pottery originally associated with Faenza in Northern Italy, but more accurately derived from Middle Eastern pottery techniques. Examples of this type of pottery have been produced throughout Europe since ancient times.

Object Name

Jar

Dated

100-200 C.E.

Period

Roman Period

Medium

Faience (glazed composition)

Dimensions

HxW: 24.7 x 18.8 cm

Country

Egypt

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

16

Wall

North

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1907.280

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

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Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1907.280, Item #3090, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3090 (accessed September 26, 2017).