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GLS 473
GLS 473

Beaker

GLS 473

Eastern Mediterranean, Iraq or Iran

9th–10th century AD

GLS 473
GLS 473, section & profile

Beaker

GLS 473

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.