Ancient South Arabian Limestone Pillar Stele Sculpture - 3rd Century BC

A striking ancient South Arabian limestone pillar stele, dating to the 3rd – 1st century BC.

The head sculpted in relief with robust features; long nose, almond-shaped hollow eyes and a terse mouth. 

Cut off by great deserts to the north, South Arabia remained a virtually inaccessible and semi-mythological region throughout classical antiquity. The sculpture of the period seems to typify this sense of mystique, of the unknowable. This piece may have been a votive offering from an individual seeking assistance or protection from the gods.

Ancient South Arabian Limestone Pillar Stele Sculpture - 3rd Century BC. A striking ancient South Arabian limestone pillar stele, dating to the 3rd – 1st century BC. The head sculpted in relief with robust features; long nose, almond-shaped hollow eyes and a terse mouth.  Cut off by great deserts to the north, South Arabia remained a virtually inaccessible and semi-mythological region throughout classical antiquity. The sculpture of the period seems to typify this sense of mystique, of the unknowable. This piece may have been a votive offering from an individual seeking assistance or protection from the gods.

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