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Marble Islamic stela: E.57.1914

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Marble Islamic stela






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.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3 cm
Length: 58 cm
Width: 40 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1914) by Green, F. W.


869 - 870

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.57.1914
Primary reference Number: 51708
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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