South Arabian Limestone Abstract Stele

15105. South Arabian Limestone Abstract Stele

Yemen Ca. 2nd Century BC/AD.

Large carved rectangular limestone / marble slab, depicting a high relief stylized human face having almond shaped incised eyes, arched brows, small mouth, long nose, and c-shape ears. A line of recessed carved Qatabanite inscription below face. Some traces of red surface pigment, mineral and earthen deposits. Intact, overall excellent condition.

Good size: 16-5/8 inches H. x 8 inches W. + custom mount.

Ex English Collection Acquired 1960s to 70s. ALR Art Loss Register certificate S00109568

Lovely, choice and rare abstraction of forms.


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