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Sandstone Islamic stela: E.38.1930

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Sandstone Islamic stela


Gravestone, inscribed. The text is in Cufic. The inscription is poorly preserved but it is evident that the owner was a woman, who died in late April or May AF 1056. The surface is blackened with smoke damage and so the stela was doubtless reused.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.5 cm
Length: 54 cm
Width: 39 cm

Find spot

  • Aswan Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Green, F. W.


Production date: AD 1056

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.38.1930
Primary reference Number: 52568
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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