Lot 73
  • 73

A South Arabian Funerary Stele Representing a Priestess or Goddess, Qatabān, circa late 1st century B.C.

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30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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339,000 GBP
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Description

  • A South Arabian Funerary Stele Representing a Priestess or Goddess, Qatabān
carved in high relief with the bust of a woman emerging from a semi-circle, raising her right hand with palm out, clasping ears of grain in her left hand against her chest, and wearing bracelets, the frame above decorated with a row of nine stylised ibex heads flanked by false windows, the frame below engraved with a nine-letter Qatabanic inscription reading from right to left, Fys²t Nḍḥn (Fayšat [of the clan of] Naḍḥān).
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