Ring Weight

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Object Name: 
Ring Weight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.295
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.9 cm; Base W: 6.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
776-778
Primary Description: 
Ring Weight. Blue-green glass with yellow streamers, bubbly with stone, highly iridescent film, partially shaped in a mold, flattened and tooled on a working surface, them stamped. Heavy, truncated pyramidal form, broken in half, pierced through center with flat almost rectangular hole, roughly circular stamp on upper surface contains a seven line Arabic inscription: Among those things ordered by th/e amīr Muhammad b. Sulaymān.....the amīr Yahyâ (?), mawlâ (?) amīr al-mu'/minīn. [See External Object File 59.1.295-411 for Arabic inscription.]
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Material: 
Title Unknown (Cooper Union Museum)
Venue(s)
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Umayyad and 'Abbasid Glass Weights and Measure Stamps in The Corning Museum (1971) illustrated, pp. 70-71, fig. 16, #41;