Disc Weight

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Disc Weight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.302
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
700-899
Primary Description: 
Disc Weight. Translucent green glass; stamped. Disc, perhaps rhomboidal; three (of four or five) stamps, two circular, the other rectangular: (1) and (2) identical circular stamps, D: 13 mm, bearing three lines of Arabic; translation, "Wuqiyah/great/full weight"; (3) part of rectangular stamp. [See External Object File 59.1.295-411 for Arabic inscription.]
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Technique: 
Umayyad and Abbasid Glass Weights and Measure Stamps in the Corning Museum (1971) illustrated, pp. 64-76 (fig. 27, #54); BIB# AI82451