Amulet of the goddess al-Lat, inscribed

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

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

    Wadi Bayhan, Yemen
  • Material

    Gold
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (Pendant): 3.1 × 4 × 0.1 cm (1 1/4 × 1 9/16 × 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S2013.2.339
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2013.2.339

Object Details

  • Description

    Semi-circular amulet of the goddess al-Lat with two line inscription.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscription: Protection of Lat / be upon Fari’at
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Ancient Yemen: Incense, Art, and Trade (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
    The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East (March 11 to June 23, 2019)
    Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips (October 11, 2014 to June 7, 2015)
    Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade (June 25 to September 11, 2005)
    Yemen au pays de la reine de Saba (October 25, 1997 to October 13, 2002)
    Arabia Felix, the Land of the Queen of Sheba (March 27, 1969 to July 30, 1972)
    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

    Jewelry and Ornament
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 22b: Ancient Yemen: Incense, Art, and Trade
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