Exhibitions/ Art Object

Luster-Painted Cup

Date:
786/787
Geography:
Made in Syria, Damascus
Medium:
Bluish colorless glass, with dark brown and yellow stains; free blown and stained, tooled on the pontil
Dimensions:
H: 3 15/16 (10 cm), diam: 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York (69.1.1)
Not on view
The graceful Arabic inscription encircling the rim as on Byzantine vessels identifies the place of production, names the craftsman, and gives a blessing: "In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate, God’s blessing on the person who drinks from this cup, which was made in Damascus by the hand of Sunbat.[?] in the year 1."
Inscription: In Arabic: In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate, God’s blessing on the person who drinks from this cup, which was made in Damascus by the hand of Sunbat· (?) in the year 1
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