Possibly Fragment of Bowl with Inscription

Object Name: 
Possibly Fragment of Bowl with Inscription

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Object Name: 
Possibly Fragment of Bowl with Inscription
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.496
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Possibly Fragment of Bowl with Inscription. Transparent green over almost colorless with yellowish tinge. Blown, applied; relief-cut. Fragment of bowl(?). Wall descends almost vertically, then curves in (Th. 0.1 cm at top, 0.2 cm at bottom). Straight part of wall has horizontal groove (W. 0.2 cm) in colorless glass above single line of Kufic inscription (H. 1.5 cm) in green glass, in low relief: ([ba]rak[a]; blessing). Curved part of wall has one circular cut and one polished depression (D. 1 cm) surrounded by eight pairs of short, radiating, wheelcut lines.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 317, #556; BIB# 113723