Selim Homsy & Co (Biographical details)

Selim Homsy & Co (dealer/auction house; Iraqi; Male; 1889 - 1902; active)

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Selim Homsy & Co

Biography

This family firm sold a number of cuneiform tablets to The British Museum between 1889 and 1902, during at least part of the time of which they were based in London. Correspondence to Budge from D. Messayeh and N. Ghanima [jointly signed] of Baghdad and dated 1894, confirms this as they refer to Selim Homsy as "of your city", and clearly use Homsy as a London distributor. Roger Homsy (q.v.) and K. Homsy (q.v.) are members of the same family business during the 1930s and 1970s respectively.