Pottery. Ring base, expanding sides with slight carination near base. Turquoise crackle glaze on both surfaces. Cobalt glaze in band on interior of rim, intersecting floral deisgn on interior and vertical floral motifs in cobalt on exterior. Slight glaze on base. Slightly restored.
Ceramic Artificial Paste Glaze
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts / University Museum Expedition to Rayy; Erich F. Schmidt 1934
Green glass. Cylindrical, closed top, ink-well style. 3 [of 4] small loop handles. An inkwell was likely to be among the trappings of a successful scribe. The small glass inkwell has four loops for suspending it from cords, thereby rendering it semi-portable.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts / University Museum Expedition to Rayy; Erich F. Schmidt, 1937
Buff paste, deep olive green border and Cufic inscription. 12th-13th century. Martinovitch notes: Arabic inscription written in Kufic. Good wishes to the owner. "Wealth and happiness, and prosperity, and triumph, and power, and resignation (to the divine will)."
"Decorated in black slip under transparent glaze. inscription written in Kufic script contains a standard message of good wishes to the owner."