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Stone relief: E.127.1903

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 24


Stone relief




Fragment of a grave stone.

Fragment of a grave stone which was then re-used, possibly as an altar or perhaps just a quern stone for grinding. the surface is badly worn. The stone originally belonged to a bishop called Kerikos and uses the Egyptian language of Coptic with a psalm written in Greek (around the rim of the object). The two scripts are similar in appearance; coptic has a few more letters. The island of Sai, where the object was found, was an important administrative centre during the medieval period.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.555 m
Width: 0.532 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1903) by Armbruster, C.H.


701 - 800

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.127.1903
Primary reference Number: 50739
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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