Eastern Mediterranean, Iraq or Iran
9th–10th century AD
colourless glass with a yellowish-green tinge; blown, pincer-decorated and tooled
7.3 x 8.2cm
The pattern on the body consists of vertical inscriptions, barakah li-sahibihi (‘Blessing to its owner’), alternating with vertical pairs of double lozenges, one above the other. The inscriptions are pincered so as to read from the inside.
Glass drinking vessels with pincer-decorated inscriptions are rare.
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.110, pp. 98–9.