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Fragment of a Frieze with an Ibex and Oryxes
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Fragment of a Frieze with an Ibex and Oryxes


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Description This fragment, part of a stela, depicts a reclining ibex and three Arabian oryx antelope heads. The ibex was one of the most important sacred animals in ancient South Arabia, while the oryx was associated with the moon-god, 'Almaqah, and the god of Venus, "Athtar.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/12/2008Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby's, London, July 14, 1986, lot 118; Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, July 14, 1986, by purchase; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, November 10, 1987, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
5th-4th century BC
Medium
limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.38
Measurements
H: 6 11/16 x W: 9 7/16 x D: 3 1/4 in. (17 x 24 x 8.2 cm)
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