Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
58.1.44
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.8 cm; Rim Diam: 6.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1200-1299
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with slight yellow tinge; partly heavy scum, iridescence and pitting, decolorization of the enamel; free blown, enameled and gilded; trumpet-shaped body tapering to applied ring base with rough pontil mark and flaring to wide plain rim. Decoration: central frieze includes three musicians (? at least one is a musician) in gold and delineated in red lines, and three tazza-like stemmed salvers in the empty spaces between the heads, all motifs having some multi-colored enamel "in relief"; below rim a Cufic inscription in blue and gold accompanied by two gold bands, at lower body an arabesque band in blue and gold accompanied by two gold bands.
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
1958-12-30
Category: 
Venice: Heir to the Glassmakers of Islam or Byzantium (1999) p. 96; p. 100, Fig. v; BIB# 84056