The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Seljuk, 1200-1221AD. Cleveland Museum of Art

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The Wade Cup with Animated Script, 1200-1221
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
Diameter: width 16.10 cm (6 5/16 inches); Overall: height 11.50 cm (4 1/2 inches).
Inscription: The band of animated script around the rim of the cup is a series of good wishes for the owner. It translates: "Glory, and success, and government, and bliss, and soundness, and peace of mind, and mercy, and well-being, and good health, and duration, and increase, and satisfaction, and care, and continuance to its owner." Arabic is written from right to left.
Collection: Islamic Art
Artist: Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
Type of art work: Metalwork
Medium: brass inlaid with silver
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
1944.485
Source: Cleveland Museum of Art





THE "ANIMATED" NASKHĪ INSCRIPTION ON THE WADE CUP. (After drawing by D. S. Rice.)
The "Wade Cup" in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Its Origin and Decorations by Richard Ettinghausen. Source



Referenced as figure 293 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
293. Inlaid metal cup, The Wade Cup, c. 1220 AD, Jazīrah or Azarbayjān, Museum of Art, Cleveland.



See also The Fould Bucket, Seljuk Anatolia, 13th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Seljuk Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers



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