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Name of Object:

Goblet with incised designs


New York, United States of America

Holding Museum:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Date of Object:

Hegira late 1st–late 3rd century / AD 8th–9th century

Museum Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Glass, bluish green; blown, applied solid stem and blown foot; scratch-engraved

Period / Dynasty



Probably Iraq or Syria


This goblet belongs to a distinctive group of glass vessels with scratch-engraved decoration that share stylistic and decorative similarities with one another. Some objects bear inscriptions, such as the kufic calligraphy on this goblet that reads, "Drink! Blessings from God to the owner of the goblet". Formulas including good wishes were commonly found on eating and drinking vessels in both pottery and glass.

Additional Copyright Information:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1965

Citation of this web page:

 "Goblet with incised designs" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus23;35;en

MWNF Working Number: US3 35


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period


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