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A SABEAN ALABASTER RELIEF
A SABEAN ALABASTER RELIEF

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A SABEAN ALABASTER RELIEF
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Carved in raised relief with a panel depicting two facing winged lions flanking a sprouting tree of life, each with an arching wing, a leg resting on the tree, the mane a thin ridge along the top of its neck, the mouth slightly open revealing rows of teeth, the ears erect, the tails raised, the scene bordered above by a band of tongues
157/8 in. (40.3 cm) wide
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