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South Arabian Limestone funerary stele, 3rd-1st Century BC

Conservation:  Traces of pigmentation on the surface.
Material:  Limestone
Dimensions:  40 x 20 cm
Provenance:  Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2014 / All items that we offer for sale will be combined with an export approval issued by the ministry of the Spanish culture department and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


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Funerary stelae referring to the Kingdom of Sheba are common. They are usually rectangular stelae in which the deceased is ideally represented, although it is not a portrait, but rather an assimilation of 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 semicircular shape in relief with the pupils painted in black, with the ears and mouth only marked. It also retains the name of the deceased.

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