Fragment of Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.1.146-13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.7 cm; Estimate Rim Diam: about 8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
700-899
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Cup. Transparent very pale bluish green, almost bubble-free; decorated in brown. Blown; stained. Fragment of cylindrical cup. Rim plain, with rounded lip; upper wall (Th. 0.1 cm) descends vertically. Decorated on exterior only. Small parts of one narrow band and one broad, horizontal band of ornament, both presumably continuous, survive: upper, narrow band (H. 1.5 cm) is just below rim and contains Kufic inscription, of which two complete and two fragmentary letters remain; two parallel lines divide upper and lower bands; lower band probably contains vegetal scroll, of which pair of curving stems and small part of one other motif survive.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Inscription