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  • Goblet with incised designs, Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century
    Probably Iraq or Syria
    Glass, bluish green; blown, applied solid stem and blown foot; scratch–engraved; H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm), Diam. of rim (3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1965 (65.173.1)

    This goblet belongs to a distinctive group of glass vessels with scratch-engraved decoration that share stylistic and decorative similarities. Some objects bear inscriptions, such as the kufic calligraphy on this goblet that reads, "Blessings from Allah to the owner of the goblet. Drink!" Formulas including good wishes were commonly found on eating and drinking vessels in both pottery and glass.

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  • Goblet with incised designs, Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century
    Probably Iraq or Syria
    Glass, bluish green; blown, applied solid stem and blown foot; scratch-engraved; H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm), Diam. of rim (3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1965 (65.173.1)

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