Frieze section with eight ibex heads, fragment

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 1st century
  • Geography

    Wadi Bayhan, Yemen
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 30.7 × 83.4 × 19.8 cm (12 1/16 × 32 13/16 × 7 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Large stone block containing a frieze of one damaged and 8 complete ibex heads, with bottom left side of block intentionally cut in to form stepped ledges. Excavated April 29, 1951.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips (October 11, 2014 to June 7, 2015)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chrysler Building, New York, 1955 (1955)
    Lost Cities of Biblical Arabia (November 12 to December 31, 1955)
  • Origin

    Wadi Bayhan, Yemen
  • Credit Line

    Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
  • Type

    Architectural Element
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