3 June 2009
A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER RELIEF FRAGMENT
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicting a scrolling vine in raised relief, emerging from a sunk triangle descending from the right corner of the panel, preserving three distinct petalled rosettes, that to the right with the tips folded in, the central with overlapping lanceolate petals, that to the left with broad petals, a plain border overhanging above
21 in. (53.3 cm.) wide
Neuchâtel Private Collection.
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J. Hainard and R. Kaehr, Collections Passion, Neuchâtel, 1982, p. 207.
Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Musée d'ethnographie, Collections Passion, 5 June - 31 December 1982.
For related scrolling see no. 194 in Simpson, Queen of Sheba, Treasures from Ancient Yemen.
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