Relief fragment with three registers: dentils / ibexes heads / possibly ibex in side profile (?)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1st century BCE-early 1st century CE
  • Geography

    Wadi Bayhan, Yemen
  • Material

    Calicte alabaster
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 26.2 × 17.8 × 6.6 cm (10 5/16 × 7 × 2 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Decorated plaque. At the very top row are raised tegular panels resembling dentils. A second row is a bucrania frieze with four bull's heads. Below a frieze with an ibex panel and fragment of an inscription.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • 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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