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South Arabian inscribed alabaster vessel

SKU: T1150.
Period: 2nd/1st Century Bc.
Dimension: 6 X 10 cm.
Condition: some parts mended but in very good condition and Very rare .

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Description

Ancient inscribed carved alabaster drum-shaped vessel
with three stub feet to the underside, discoid lid with lip and large lug handle.
1.06 kg, 10.5 cm.

See Simpson, S.T., Queen of Sheba: Treasures From Ancient Yemen, The British Museum Press, London, 2002, item 307,
for a similar tri-footed container in silver, and nos.287-295, for vessels produced in the same style.

In ancient South Arabian countries like Yemen, great effort was made to create expensive types of containers from metal or attractive veined calcite-alabaster

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