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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira 5th or 6th century / AD 11th – 12th century
SM 1996 – 121
Fatimid / Ayyubid?
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.
"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