Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Cup, 9th–10th century
    Egypt, Syria, or Iraq
    Yellowish colorless glass, free–blown and impressed; tooled on the pontil; H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm), W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
    Inscription (in kufic script): "Blessing upon its owner"
    Purchase, Joseph V. McMullan Gift, 1974 (1974.15)

    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.

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  • Cup, 9th–10th century
    Egypt, Syria, or Iraq
    Yellowish colorless glass, free-blown and impressed; tooled on the pontil; H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm), W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
    Inscription (in kufic script): "Blessing upon its owner"
    Purchase, Joseph V. McMullan Gift, 1974 (1974.15)

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