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Funerary Portrait of a Priest from Palmyra
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Funerary Portrait of a Priest from Palmyra


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Description Palmyra, a city in northern Syria, grew rich from the caravan trade along the incense road, which linked South Arabia and the Near East. From the 1st century AD, the city was part of the Roman Empire; this head of a priest displays a fascinating combination of Roman and local artistic traditions.
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Arthur Houghton, Cockeysville, Maryland, between 1964 and 1965, by purchase [in Beirut]; Walters Art Museum, 2008, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. Arthur Houghton, 2008

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Period
2nd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.475
Measurements
H: 9 7/16 × W: 4 5/16 × D: 5 1/8 in. (24 × 11 × 13 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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