Goblet with Birds and Inscriptions

Object Name: 
Goblet with Birds and Inscriptions

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Birds and Inscriptions
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Surviving H: 12.6 cm, Diam: 11.8 cm
Not on Display
probably 900-999
Primary Description: 
Colorless; very few bubbles. Blown; relief-cut. Goblet with truncated conical bowl. Rim plain; wall straight and tapering, with narrow horizontal flange at bottom; base curves down and in; stem cylindrical. Wall is relief-cut with continuous frieze bordered by horizontal rib at top and flange at bottom. Frieze contains three apparently identical birds of prey shown in left profile, but with head turned to right. Each bird has small head with prominent eye and curved beak, short neck, and body and thick tail with rounded end, both defined by single continuous outline; one vestigial wing, extended above body, ends in half-palmette; other wing consists of single curving line in front of body, which terminates in leg with triangular foot; other leg, also with triangular foot, is just behind it. Some outlines are notched; body and tail, and some details, have drilled circular depressions. Above and behind each bird, short inscription in Kufic style and single hook-shaped motif. Inscriptions are: (1)“ ”, (2) “ ”, and (3) “ ”(baraka …iyya ra c i…; [Perpetual?] blessing . . . [?] protection).
Motamed, Saeed, Source
(1)“ ”, (2) “ ”, and (3) “ ”(baraka …iyya ra c i…; [Perpetual?] blessing . . . [?] protection).
Carved above and behind each bird
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 206-207, #348; BIB# 113723
Glass terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. II (left); BIB# 59459
Glass Terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. II (left); BIB# 141372
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, p. 132, #19; BIB# AI97742