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Fragment with Architectural Décor
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Fragment with Architectural Décor


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This fragment contains parts of pseudo-niches, which formed part of an architectural setting. Such décor was used to frame stelae or ritual objects, particularly censers. The architectural design is associated with sacred places and conveys the ritual function of the object.
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, 1962 [acquired in Yemen, mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
5th century BC-AD 1st century
Medium
sandstone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.72
Measurements
H: 5 1/4 x W: 4 1/2 x D: 2 3/16 in. (13.3 x 11.4 x 5.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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