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Goblet with Applied Decoration

Object Name:
11th–early 12th century
Colorless glass with greenish tinge; blown, applied decoration
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Diam. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Wt. 1.6 oz. (45.4 g)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2000
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 999
This dainty goblet with a flange, or projecting ridge, and a splayed foot would have been used for drinking wine. Representations of glasses of this shape appear on a lusterware bowl in which the drinker holds the goblet by the flange and a poetic inscription exhorts him to toil in the land of Merv to become joyous and “take ample wine and give brimful goblets.” Glasses of this type have been found in Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Northeastern Iran.
[ Mansour Gallery, London, until 2000; sold to MMA]
Canby, Sheila R., Deniz Beyazit, Martina Rugiadi, and A. C. S. Peacock. "The Great Age of the Seljuqs." In Court and Cosmos. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. no. 66, pp. 135-136, ill. p. 136 (color).

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