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St. P.Cair.IslArt inv. 2721/113

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Inventory Number St. P.Cair.IslArt inv. 2721/113
Publication Number Stèles funéraires, I, n 191
Current Location Cairo, Salahdin citadel
Publication Permission Status no permission for publication necessary
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Aswan / Syene
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution official collection from site


Object Type stela
Dating of Object 222 AH/ 837 CE
Dating between 837 and
Criteria for Dating Date in the text.
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation lower part
Comments on Object According to Hawary, Cairo Islamic Art Museum records show that only 250 tombstones from Aswan came to the museum in 1904. However, ʿAbd al-Tawwāb confirmed that the groups of tombstones bearing the numbers 2721 and 1506 belong to the Aswan cemetery. Also, the records of the Committee for the Conservation of the Monuments of Arab Art — which managed Islamic and Coptic archaeological sites — confirm that the number of the other tombstones that were transferred from Aswan to the museum was 2104. And that they were transferred in two batches, the first comprising 999 complete tombstones, in 1892, under the auspices of M. Grébault. They hold the registration number 1506 in the museum records. One tombstone was broken into two parts, bringing the number of a thousand. Committee records also show that 1,104 remaining tombstones (461 complete and 643 pieces) were transferred to the museum and registered under number 2721. See Hassan Hawary and Hussein Rached, Catalogue Général du Musée Arabe du Caire. Stèles Funéraires, Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Le Caire 1932, I, V; ʿAbd ar-Raḥman Muḥammad ʿAbd at-Tawwāb, Stèles Islamiques De La Necropole D'assouan, Institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale Du Caire, Le Caire 1977, I, V–VI; Franz Herz, Comité de Conservation des Monuments de l'Art Arabe. Fascicule 14, exercice 1897, Imprimerie de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo 1898, 31-32. For more information about these tombstones, see the committee minutes of years 1889, 31; 1892, 43; 1896, 8, 31-33, 59-60; 1897, 31-32, 172; 1898, 140-141; 1901, 73; 1902, 2, 42; 1904, 4, 13; 1907, 60; 1909, 153; 1915-1916, 430-431, 702-703; 1946-1953, 217-218, 220. https://www.persee.fr/doc/ccmaa_1110-6824_1898_num_1897_14_5472 Almost rectangular in shape.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) lower part
Script, Primary Arabic
Language, Primary Arabic
Comments on Handwriting Written in the Kufic script.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 19
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Tombstone
Text Types
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Religion Islam




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
222 AH Dhū l-Qa‘da 937 October CE 937 November CE Date in the text.;




DatasetID 316635
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ahmed Kamal
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316635 (= St. P.Cair.IslArt inv. 2721/113), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ahmed Kamal.