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Stela with a Bull's Head
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Stela with a Bull's Head


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This stela with an unusual raised band-like frame was probably not inserted in a base but placed in a wall niche in a tomb. The bull's image is executed in raised relief; a damaged inscription on the upper frame names the owner: 'Resem or 'Reset.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/08/2008Treatmentcleaned
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] 'rsm (or) 'rst [Translation] 'Resem (or) 'Reset
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
3rd century BCE-1st century CE
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.41
Measurements
H: 6 13/16 x W: 3 13/16 x D: 1 9/16 in. (17.3 x 9.7 x 4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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