Lot 69
  • 69

A Syrian Limestone Funerary Relief of a Man, Palmyra, circa A.D. 50-150

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8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • A Syrian Limestone Funerary Relief of a Man, Palmyra
  • Limestone
  • 21 1/4 by 16 1/2 in. 54 by 42 cm.
carved in high relief with the bust of a man holding a scroll and clad in a chiton and himation, his face with finely outlined lips, large prominent eyes with incised irises and pupils, and grooved eyebrows, his hair falling in short crescentic locks over the forehead, three lines of Palmyrene inscription carved on the slab to his left: "Alas! Makkai son of Harshu."

Provenance

Sarkis and Haddad, Beirut, early 1970s
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