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Raw material: ANE.437.1982

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Current Location: In storage




A box of seeds, wool, and cloth from Palestine, entitled the "Sunday School Biblical Museum, containing thirty-one specimens of the vegetable and mineral substances, forest tress and flowers, Old Testament and New Testament Coins, and Antiquities, of the Bible. Arranged by Rev. G. H. Krikorian, of Caesarea (Cappodocia). Can be obtained from The Sunday School Union, 57 & 59, Ludgate Hill E.C. The Armenian Association, 5, Furnival Street, Holborn, E.C."

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982) by Wellcome Trustees

Components of the work

Specimen composed of various organic
Box composed of cardboard Depth 0.036 m Length 0.298 m Width 0.209 m

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Biblical Museum./ Compiled by the Rev. G. H. Krikorian,/ Of Caesarea (Cappadocia)./ Alphabetical Index./ Anise Seed of Pharisaic Tithe (Matt. xxiii. 23.)/ Balm of Gilead (Jer. viii. 22 ; xlvi. 11.)/ Boxwood. Oil tree, &c. (Isa. xli. 19 ; lx. 13.)/ Camel's Hair. St. John's Coat made of. (Matt. iii. 4.)/ Camphire. See Henna. (Songs i. 14.)/ Cassis. Spice Tree. (Ex. xxx. 24 ; Ps. xlv. 8.)/ Cedar of Lebanan. (I. Kings v. 6-14.)/ Coriander Seed. See Manna./ Cummin. Of Pharisaic Tithe. (Matt. xxiii. 23.)/ Denarius. With Image and Inscription of Caesar. (Matt. xxii. 19-21.)/ Farthing. Or Hebrew Penny. (Matt. v. 26 ; x. 29.)/ Frankincense. For the Altar of Incense, &c. (Ex. xxx. 34 ; Matt. ii. 11.)/ Gall. Applied to Christ on the Cross. (Matt. xxvii. 34,)/ Goat's hair. The Cloth of the Tabernacle made of. (Ex. xxx. 4.)/ Ground Corn. What is meant by. (II. SAM. xvii. 19)/ Half-Shekel Of Sacred Tribute. (Ex. xxx. 16-20)/ Henna. See Camphire./ Husks. The Prodigal Son ate. (Luke xv. 16.)/ Hyssop. Symbolical of Purification and Santification (Ex. xii.22 ; Locust Beans. See Husks. St. John's Bread. (Matt iii. 4.)/ Manna. The Bread of God in the Wilderness. (Ex. xvi. 15-21)./ Mite. The Widow's Offering. (Mark xii. 42 ; Luke xii. 59, xxi. 2.)/ Mustard Seed. Of Christ's Parable. (Matt xiii. 31, 32)/ Oil Tree (Isa. xli. 19.) Also used as Candle anad Torches. (John xviii. 3.)/ Olive Leaf. Of Noah's Dove. (Gen. viii. 11.)/ Olive Oil. Of Anointing, Light, Gladness, &c. (Ex. xxx. 24.)/ Palm Branch. Of Virtue, Righteousness, and Victory. (Ps. xcii. 12-14.)/ Pulse. Daniel's Temperance Food. (Dan i. 12.)/ Sackcloth. Of Mourning. (II. Sam. iii. 31; I. Kings xx. 32 ; Neh ix. i.)/ Shekel. Hebrew Coins. (Matt. xvii. 24 ; Ex. xxxviii. 26.)/ Spikenard. Of Mary's Precious Ointment. (John xii. 3.)/ Tribute Money. See Shekels and Denarius./ Widow's Mite. See Mite./ Wormwood. Or Hemlock. (Lam. iii. 19 ; Amos. vi. 12.)
  • Location: Label
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: ANE.437.1982
Primary reference Number: 87860
Oldadmincategory: O
Oldobjectnumber: WAE.437.1982
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 3 August 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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