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Two South Arabian Alabaster Fragments, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

Two South Arabian Alabaster Fragments, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Two South Arabian Alabaster Fragments, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

Two South Arabian Alabaster Fragments, Qataban

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


comprising the base of a statuette carved with two feet wearing sandals and the base of a stele with two feet in relief above two lines of engraved South Arabic inscription giving the name of a woman and her lineage (Nʿmm ḏt Mlyk).

7.7 by 12 by 11 cm., and 10 by 13.5 by 5 cm.


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Base with sandalled feet has a minor chip on each corner along upper edge. Object is set firmly into a modern wood base.

Stele base chipped along all edges and at each corner. A small triangular fragment glued back on along proper right edge.


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the stele base said to be from Beihan, probably Ḥayd ibn 'Aqil, the necropolis of ancient Timna' 
Antonin Besse (1927-2016) and Christiane Besse (1928-2021), Aden and Paris, acquired in Yemen in the 1960s, collection inv. nos. CB65 and CB63, respectively(registered and photographed for export by the Department of Antiquities, Aden State, in May 1967)
by descent to the present owner