Fragment with Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Inscription
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.5 cm, Diam (estimate): 6 cm
Not on Display
probably 900-999
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with bluish tinge. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment of beaker(?). Wall (Th. 0.1–0.15 cm) is straight and perhaps tapering. Decorated in relief (H. 0.2 cm) with part of Kufic inscription (?), in which one horizontal element and one vertical element have triangular ends, and one curved element ends in scrolling leaves. Linear elements and leaves are notched; triangles are hatched. One cm below inscription, trace of horizontal rib.
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 204, #343; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) p. 281, no. 590 (group); BIB# 27315