Cup

Date: 9th–10th century

Geography: Egypt, Iraq or Syria

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Glass; free blown and impressed

Dimensions: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.3 cm)
W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph V. McMullan Gift, 1974

Accession Number: 1974.15

Description

The decoration on this cup consists of an impressed vertical inscription repeated eight times: baraka li-sahibihi ("Blessing upon its owner"). Large cups of squarish proportions were often decorated with standard inscriptions wishing blessings, success, and well-being.

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