Bowl

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Object Name: 
Bowl
Accession Number: 
79.1.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm; Rim Diam: 12 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with bluish green tinge. Blown; relief-cut. Bowl: hemispherical. Rim plain, with flat top; wall (Th. 0.1 cm) straight and tapering at top, below which it curves down and in; small foot-ring (D. 5.9 cm). Decorated in relief (Th. 0.2 cm): 1.9 cm below rim, one continuous horizontal rib; between rib and foot-ring, Kufic inscription (H. 2.6 cm): (ghibta li-sa[hibihi] . . . ghibta; prosperity to its owner . . . prosperity). Rib and foot-ring are lightly notched; inscription is embellished with hatching and zigzags.
Department: 
Provenance: 
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
1979-06-15
Category: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
ghibta li-sa(hibihi) ghibta, 'prosperity to its owner... prosperity'
Inscription
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 187, #313; BIB# 113723
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) #43c, pp. 100-101, 103, fig. 43c; BIB# 75800
Glass Finds from Fustat: 1972-1980 (1987) illustrated, pp. 68-69, no. 18, fig. 18; BIB# AI19058
Fustat Expedition Preliminary Report. Back to Fustat-A 1973 (1981) illustrated, pp.428-430, fig. 10; BIB# AI77467