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Head-Stela with a U-Shaped Face
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Head-Stela with a U-Shaped Face


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The face and the front surface of the stela are polished and smooth, and the top, sides, and back are roughly flattened. Therefore, it is likely that the head was inserted into a niche. The outside frame of the stela might have been inscribed with the name of the person represented. The soft features of the face may indicate a juvenile or female.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/01/2008Treatmentcleaned
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, February 1, 1971, lot 81; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, February 1, 1971, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
5th-3rd century BC
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.47
Measurements
H: 5 1/8 x W: 3 3/4 x D: 2 15/16 in. (13 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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