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Pot

Label Text

Raqqa wares like this one-handled pot only began to appear on the art market at the turn of the last century, following the excavation of ancient and medieval pottery in northern Mesopotamia, near modern-day Mosul, and in the south, near Baghdad and along the Gulf. Freer was an early enthusiast: he purchased this piece in 1902 and eventually amassed a substantial collection of Near Eastern ceramics. In Detroit, they were prominently featured throughout the Peacock Room, most notably massed around La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine and in the eye-level shelves along the west wall.

Object Name

Pot

Dated

12th century

Medium

Stone-paste painted under glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 12.9 x 19.8 cm

Country

Syria

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

147

Wall

West

Title

Pot

Object Number

F1902.244

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1902.244.jpg

Collection

Tags

Citation

"Pot," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1902.244, Item #3295, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3295 (accessed November 24, 2017).