Cup with Inscriptions

Object Name: 
Cup with Inscriptions

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Object Name: 
Cup with Inscriptions
Accession Number: 
79.1.60
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.6 cm; Rim Diam: 8.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-999
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Cup with Inscriptions. Almost colorless, with green tinge; very many tiny bubbles; decorated in brown. Blown; stained. Cup: cylindrical. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall vertical, but curving in at bottom; base plain, with low kick; pontil mark circular (D. 1.8 cm). Decorated on exterior only: two registers divided by rather uneven continuous horizontal border (W. 0.2-0.3 cm). Upper register (W. 1.9 cm), just below rim, is divided into three roughly equal panels by two or (in one case) three identical motifs placed side by side; each motif has short vertical line emerging from column of three solid triangles; each panel has two words in Kufic script. Lower register (W. 6.6 cm) occupies entire space between border and bottom of wall; it is divided into three panels by single vertical lines extending downward from dividers in upper register; each panel contains bifurcated stem supporting palmette with five leaves, flanked on either side by word repeating inscription in upper register.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1979
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