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Miniature Offering Table
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Miniature Offering Table


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This miniature libation table served as funerary equipment, with its bull's head symbolizing the renewal of life after death. In the Awwam cemetery at Marib, many tombs contained such miniature objects. Some represent objects of daily life and some ritual instruments like this.
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.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
6th-4th century BCE
Medium
limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.60
Measurements
H: 13/16 x W: 1 7/8 x D: 2 5/8 in. (2 x 4.7 x 6.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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