Cylindrical Beaker with Lustre Decoration

Location: probably Egypt

Materials: transparent glass, blown, tooled and painted in bichrome lustre

Dimensions: 8.7 x 9.5cm

Accession Number: GLS 438

Other Notes:

The beaker bears a cursive benediction around the rim which reads ‘Drink with enjoyment and pleasure in its excellent qualities. Blessing to its owner’. Below the inscription are vertical panels of stylized palm branches.


S.M. Goldstein et al, Glass. From Sasanian Antecedents to European Imitations, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XV, London 2005, cat.167, p.139.
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.47, p.56.