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Carved tombstone; stone; 5 line Hebrew inscription, of which only two lines are reasonably well preserved. The name of the individual referred to in the inscription is uncertain.
Height: 111 centimetres (with stone plinth)
Height: 80 centimetres
Thickness: 33.50 centimetres (with stone plinth)
Thickness: 25 centimetres
Width: 84 centimetres (with stone plinth)
Width: 78 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In correspondence dated 8 June 1960, A.M. Honeyman takes the name as Mlkh [Milkah, as Wright supposed] or Slmh, not Rhl [Rachel]. Additional comments were apparently made by Birnbaum on 1 February 1960.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Possibly displayed together with OA 1840,0302,1 in the Long Saloon in 1851 when the 58th edition of the 'Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum' (p. 99) refers to "Inscribed stones from Aden" being displayed in a wall recess on the right side of the gallery in that year.
- Good / fair.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The acquisition of "Four inscribed stones from Aden, presented by G.H. Hopley White, Esq" was highlighted in the published 'Accounts of the Income and Expenditure of the British Museum for the Financial Year ended the 31st day of March 1848' (p.14). These items were sent to Hopkins by Mr Arcangelo according to correspondence dated 23 July 1847 ff. (CORRES, q.v. White, items 5760-5762).
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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