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A South Arabian Limestone Bull Stele, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

A South Arabian Limestone Bull Stele, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

A South Arabian Limestone Bull Stele, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

A South Arabian Limestone Bull Stele, Qataban

3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.


with ribbed brows, the horns missing.

Height 20 cm.

Lower part fragmentary as shown. Both horns missing. Tips of ears chipped. Front of muzzle abraded and discoloured. Surface somewhat worn in places and covered in calcium deposits overall.


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Antonin Besse (1927-2016) and Christiane Besse (1928-2021), Aden and Paris, acquired in Yemen in the 1960s
by descent to the present owner