Fragment with Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Inscription
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Overall H: 5.5 cm, D (est): 8.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with few minute bubbles. Blown and relief-cut. Fragment of beaker or goblet. Rim plain, with top ground flat and inner surface beveled; wall straight and tapering. Decorated in relief with frieze bordered above and below by horizontal rib; upper rib is 2.0 cm and lower rib is 5.1 cm below lip. Frieze contains kufic inscription, in which some elements are notched or hatched with shallow cuts. Immediately below lower rib, small area in relief, suggesting presence of second frieze.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 265, #459; BIB# 113723