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Inscription

Arabic inscriptions in thuluth script. On neck, Quran 24:35 (the Verse of Light); on body, name of Karim al-Din (retired in 723 AH, 1323 AD). Translation: "This is one of the objects that has been made for the blessed monastery-fortress constructed by the Servant longing for God, His High Excellency Karim al-Din. May [God make] eternal [his glory]."

Provenance

1937, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Topsfield, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1937)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Egyptian, Mamluk, about 1310–20

Object Place

Cairo, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 20cm (10 13/16 x 7 7/8in.)

Accession Number

37.614

Medium or Technique

Glass, free blown then enameled and gilded

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Glass