Muller, David Heinrich

1903 signed photo of the eminent Austrian-Jewish orientalist & semitist

Price: $40.00

Description:
(1846-1912) Austrian-Jewish explorer, Orientalist and Semitist. Born in Buczacz, Galicia (now, Western Ukraine), member of Austro-Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Undertook rabbinical studies at the Theological Seminary in Breslau but left to specialize in Semitic languages. Taught at University of Vienna and Vienna Theological Seminary. He undertook 2 major expeditions to South Arabia, writing on South Arabian inscriptions (1879-81). Published “Comparative Studies of Semitic Languages” (1884) and a study on cuneiform writings discovered at Ashrut Dargha (1886). Upon the discovery of the Hammurabi Code, Müller wrote on its relationship to the Torah. Ennobled as Baron Müller von Deham. SP, blue-tinted bust portrait in uniform with elaborate chain and medal around his neck, 6 ½ x 4 ¼ cabinet photograph by J. Löwy Studio of Vienna (blind embossed stamp at lower right on mount, and printed on verso) signed under image "D.H. Müller/Dec. 1903".

Condition: Very good, slight soiling, tiny chip to lower left corner of mount
Type:Photograph






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