4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE INSCRIPTIONAL PLAQUE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Framed on all four sides, a row of dentils above, with twelve lines in raised relief, reading, "Yin'am and his brother and their sons the Banu Rasham have dedicated to their god LBNH, bull of M'RBN, in his sanctuary at Sim'ân, an inscription of divine ordinance which he has ordered for them in his property, for their well-being and the well-being of all that he has acquired and that he will acquire, and so that LBHN increases their prosperity and favor and health and strength and so that evil and wrong and also ill will and injustice WTRKS and 'W/'F of an enemy both far and near will be moved away from them," with perforations at each corner for attachment
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
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German Private Collection, 1980.
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