Historical period(s)
New Kingdom through Roman period, 1539 BCE-395 CE
Medium
Clay
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 x 5.6 x 1.7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 11/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.98
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Ornament

Keywords
Egypt, incising, New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 BCE), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE), Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1075 - 656 BCE), tortoise
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 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1739, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Ali Arabi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 130, fig. 5.6.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum