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HIC JACET

Memorial Tablet
1923 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This tablet was almost certainly aquired by the British Institute of Industrial Art as an example of lettering in stone. On acquisition it was said to date from 1923. The Latin inscription reads: H I C J A C E T / ANNA / HOPE / QUIOBIIT / MCMXXI (Here lies Anna Hope, who died in 1921).


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleHIC JACET (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Slate, with incised lettering
Brief description
Memorial tablet, slate with incised lettering, HIC JACET, by unrecorded artists at the Arts and Craft Memorial Society, England, 1923
Physical description
Memorial tablet, slate, incised lettering.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.5cm
  • Width: 15.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
'HIC . JACET / ANNA / HOPE / QUI . OBIT / MCMXXI'
Translation
HERE LIES ANNA HOPE WHO DIED IN 1921
Credit line
Given by the British Institute of Industrial Art
Object history
Given by the British Institute of Industrial Art to the Museum in 1934 together with Mus. No. A.36-1934. Displayed at the Bethnal Green Museum. Received by the B.I.I.A. from the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 1924.
Summary
This tablet was almost certainly aquired by the British Institute of Industrial Art as an example of lettering in stone. On acquisition it was said to date from 1923. The Latin inscription reads: H I C J A C E T / ANNA / HOPE / QUIOBIIT / MCMXXI (Here lies Anna Hope, who died in 1921).
Bibliographic reference
Bilbey, Diane with Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, 2002, p. 450, cat. no. 741
Collection
Accession number
A.48-1934

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Record createdJanuary 14, 2003
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