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Base of a Stela
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Base of a Stela


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The three-stepped base has a small empty central socket, which indicates that it was intended to hold a slim stela. All of the base's surfaces, including its top, have been polished to the same degree; possibly, the base and stela were intended to be seen from all sides. The one-line inscription names the male owner, Zerbem, and his clan: Gherbem.
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 Sotheby's, London, between 1963 and 1971; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, between 1963 and 1971, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] Zrbm / D-Grbm [Translation] Zerbem / Gherbem
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Creator
Period
2nd-1st century BC
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.66
Measurements
H: 4 5/16 x W: 9 7/8 x D: 8 7/8 in. (10.9 x 25.1 x 22.5 cm)
Geography
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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