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Artifact Identification Tombstone   (1949.07.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
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  5. Funerary Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Turkish
Location On Exhibitin the Europe exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 18.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 15.4 cm
Weight 6,442 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Per Joel Gordon, Dept. of History, UIUC, 1997: (Info on 1949.07.0001). "Listing should be changed to indicate that this is part of a tombstone or grave marker, the decorative cap indicating status or rank. In this case Jim Dengate's hunch that this cap marks the grave as that of a religious scholar ('alim/ pl. 'ulema) is very likely correct. I am guessing that this piece is contemporary to .0003 (the fez). If so, they post-date the clothing reforms of the 1820's, after which only 'ulema wore the turban depicted, and pre-dates more modern religious head coverings."

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Mrs. A. H. Lybyer
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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