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Marble Islamic stela

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Title/s

Marble Islamic stela

Maker/s

Unknown

Category

tombstone

Name

tombstone

Description

gravestone of a woman, inscribed. Written in Cufic, a form of old ornamental Arabic. The marble block may have originally been used as decoration on the inside of a Roman house. The stela was for a woman named Hujjat, the daughter of Abdhar Rahiam. It states that her father was Persian.

Field Collection

Old Cairo Egypt

Dimensions

length 58 cm
width 40 cm
depth 3 cm

Period

Islamic

Date

A.D. 869 — A.D. 870

Provenance

given: Green, F.W. 1914 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Language: Kufic

Documentation

  1. Martin, G.T.
    (2005) Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c. 3000BC - AD1150 , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Cambridge University Press (2005) Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 185]
  2. (1982) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Pevensey Press (2005) London: Scala [page: 205]

Material/s

marble

Accession Number

E.57.1914 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 51708; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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