Islamic Green Glass Weight

SKU G.0164
Circa

700 AD to 1000 AD

Dimensions

7.5″ (19.1cm) high

Medium

Glass

Origin

Jericho, Palestine

Gallery Location

USA


 

This impressive object has the appealing simplicity of modern sculpture. Surely something so beautiful could not have been used to balance the scales against any ordinary commodity. Glowing like a rich emerald, it must have calculated the weight of rare spices brought by caravan from the east, or the finest treasures of the bazaar.

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