Canteen

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Former owner
Prince Filippo Andrea Doria
George Aristedes Eumorfopoulos (1863 - 1939)
Hagop Kevorkian (1872 - 1962)
Provenance
To 1845
Prince Filippo Andrea Doria, Italy to 1845 [1]
To at least 1934
George A. Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939), London [2]
To 1941
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York [3]
From 1941
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1941 [4]
Notes:
[1] See M. Lanci, Trattato delle Simboliche Rappresentanze Arabiche, vol. II, pp. 141-3145 and vol. III, pls. XLV-XLVI, Nos. A, B, and 1-2. Also refer to Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
[2] According to Dimand, M., "A Silver Inlaid Bronze Canteen with Christian Subjects in the Eumorfopoulos Collection," Ars Islamica, vol. 1, no. 1 (1934), pp. 16-21. As of the publication of this article by M. S. Dimand, the canteen was still in the George Eumorfopoulos Collection.
[3] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
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mid-13th century
Period
Ayyubid period
Accession Number
F1941.10
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Topic
Christianity
inlay
birth
Ayyubid period (1171 - 1250)
Jesus Christ
child
Virgin Mary
cow
kufic script
naskh script
washing
Syria
Iraq
halo
Arts of the Islamic World
chasing
hammering
spinning (metalwork)
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Syria or Northern Iraq
Medium
Brass, silver inlay
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 45.2 x 36.7 cm (17 13/16 x 14 7/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Type
Metalwork
Vessel