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Goblet with incised designs
New York, United States of America
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hegira late 1st–late 3rd century / AD 8th–9th century
Glass, bluish green; blown, applied solid stem and blown foot; scratch-engraved
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1965
"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