CSAI

Collection of the objects from the Yemeni museums


By kind permission of GOAM

DEPOSIT INFORMATION

DepositṢanʿāʾ, University Museum, A-20-899

SUPPORT INFORMATION

Support typeUnknown
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 35, w. 35, th. 17.9
Decoration
TypeFramework » With abstract-figurative elements
Figurative subjectAnimal » Bull
      Part of animal bodyHead
      ViewFrontal
Decoration
TypeFramework » With geometric elements
Figurative subjectGeometric motif » False window
Figurative subjectSymbol
      Symbol's shapeCrescent moon and disc with base
Decoration
Figurative subjectPlant » Rosette
Figurative subjectMonogram
Notes on support and decorationsThe original use of this block is difficult to determine. It could be either a sort of base or some kind of architectural element. The decoration, in low relief, is very elaborate. From the top: two spaced bull’s heads, with large and open horns (only partially preserved) and triangular element between them; below two crescents moon and discs leaning on trapezoidal bases alternate with false window motifs. Below, on the sides of the first inscription line, two rosettes carved inside a rectangular field.

ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteUnknown
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaUnknown
CountryUnknown
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EPIGRAPHS

TitleA-20-899
LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
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