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Limestone funerary stele fragment, Yemen, 2nd-1st century B.C.

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Funerary steles linked to the Kingdom of Sheba are common. They are usually rectangular steles in which the deceased is represented in an idealized way, although it is not a portrait, but rather an assimilation to the human. This stele, sculpted in an incisive way, represents an almost flat, geometric face, in which the nose stands out, which comes out directly at the same level as the forehead. The eyes, instead of being sunken, are characteristic of a semi-circular shape in relief, with the ears and mouth only marked.  


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