Description Images of gods were uncommon in ancient South Arabia. This trapezoidal, undecorated stela represents the concept of divinity. The dedicatory inscription on the two-step base records that the stela was a memorial to Hawfi-il of the Marran clan in the temple of Risafum.
- 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, May 18, 1970, lot 64; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, May 18, 1970, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] On base: m'mr Hwf' l Mrn b-Rsfm; [Translation] On base: (A personal) memorial (for) Hawfi-il in (the temple) Risafum
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007
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