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Frieze with Oryx Heads
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Frieze with Oryx Heads


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Description This fragment originally formed part of the left side of a stela: it depicts three oryx antelope heads with vegetal bundles between their horns. The antelope symbolizes the sacred hunt in the service of the patron god, whereas the vegetal elements symbolize the ritual event that followed the hunt.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/13/2008Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sotheby's, London, between 1963 and 1971; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, between 1963 and 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
21.65
Measurements
H: 22 5/16 x W: 5 1/16 x D: 4 1/2 in. (56.6 x 12.8 x 11.43 cm)
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