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Stela with a Seated Woman
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Stela with a Seated Woman

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Description This woman is seated on a folding stool with a cushioned seat. Her open left hand is raised in front of her face in a gesture of recitation, and her open mouth suggests that she is reciting a spell or prayer. Her right hand clasps a bundle of wheat or millet, which may represent a petition for food and fecundity. The inscription below the panel names the lady: Hywet of Meren clan.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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, November 26, 1968, lot 28; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, November 26, 1968, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] Hywt /Dmrn; [Translation] Hywet of Meren clan
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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2nd-1st century BCE
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H: 8 7/8 x W: 5 11/16 x D: 1 9/16 in. (22.5 x 14.5 x 4 cm)


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