The decoration on this cup consists of an impressed vertical inscription repeated eight times: baraka li-sahibihi ("Blessing upon its owner"). Large cups of squarish proportions were often decorated with standard inscriptions wishing blessings, success, and well-being.
Inscription: In Arabic, in Kufic script; on exterior: "Blessing to its owner"; transliteration: "Baraka li-sahibihi"
[ John J. Klejman, New York, until 1974; sold to MMA]
Carboni, Stefano, David Whitehouse, Robert H. Brill, and William Gudenrath. Glass of the Sultans. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. no. 46, p. 129, ill. p. 129 (color).