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Name of Object:

Weighing stone

Location:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 5th or 6th century / AD 11th – 12th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 1996 – 121

Period / Dynasty

Fatimid / Ayyubid?

Provenance:

Syria

Description:

This weighing stone, which is fitted with an iron suspension ring, has a kufic inscription incised around its bulbous body. It reads "Al-Hasan Ibn Hatim…" with the rest of the inscription remaining undeciphered. The original context in which such a stone weight might have been used, remains unknown.

Citation of this web page:

 "Weighing stone" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;44;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 44

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Ayyubids

Fatimids


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MWNF Galleries

Weights and measures

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