Historical period(s)
late 12th-early 13th century
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Raqqa ware
H x W: 7.6 x 26.6 cm (3 x 10 1/2 in)
Syria, Raqqa
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 04: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Ceramic, Vessel


heron, Raqqa ware, Syria, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dumbarton Oaks

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 31, p. 76-77.
  • Masterpieces of Western and Near Eastern Ceramics. 8 vols., Tokyo and New York. pl. 38.
  • Encyclopedia of Islam., New Edition. Leiden. pl. 46, fig. 1.
  • The Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vols., New York, 1959-1968. pl. 10.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 22.
  • Richard Ettinghausen O. Graber. The Art and Architecture of Islam, 650-1250. The Pelican History of Art Hammondsworth, Middlesex, England and New York. p. 373, fig. 394.
  • Robert Hillenbrand. Mamluk and Ilkhanid Bestiaries: Convention and Experiment. no. 20 Washington and Ann Arbor. p. 151, 169, fig. 8.
  • David James. Arab Painting, 368 A.H./969 A.D.-567 A.H/1171 A.D. Bombay, June 1976. pp. 11-50, fig. 5.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 302.
  • Daniel Rhodes. Clay and Glazes for the Potter. Arts and Crafts Series New York. pp. 112-113.
  • Sekai bijutsu zenshu (A Complete Collection of World Art). 40 vols., Tokyo, 1960-1966. pl. 20.
  • Yakimono jiten. Tokyo. p. 306.
  • Benjamin Rowland, Laurence Sickman, H. G. Henderson, Robert Treat Paine, Richard Ettinghausen, Eric Schroeder. The University Prints. Oriental Art Series O 4 vols. Newton, Massachusetts, 1938-1941. Section 4: Iranian and Islamic Art, pl. 486.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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