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LOT 0338

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Western Asiatic Inscribed Hebrew Stele

Dated 1814 AD

A carved rectangular limestone stele with seven lines of Hebrew text above a pair of amphorae(?) recording its dedication to a lady named Aziza: 'This is the monument of the burial of the honoured woman, modest and beautiful in her deeds, the lady Aziza, entombed and buried on the first day [of the week] twenty-sixth day of the month Kislev, [year] 5574 (=1814). 33 kg, 45cm including stand (17 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a central London gallery; acquired in the early 1980s; accompanied by a copy of the translation by Dr M.J. Geller at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London dated 23 January 1985.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

Auction Venue:
The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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