Mortuary Statue


Location: On Display in the Eastern Mediterranean Gallery

From: Syria | Palmyra

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B8903
Current Location Eastern Mediterranean Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Syria | Palmyra
Section Near Eastern
Materials Limestone
Technique High Relief
Iconography Man | Lamb | Tray | Inscription

CBS Register: Fragment of slab in limestone, mortuary stone. In high relief, young man (bust) with lamb on a tray, Palmyrene inscription to the right and left of his head.

Romano: "Good condition. Broken off a round entire perimeter. Vertical crack down left side of face and continuing below chin."

Pigment remains on part of eyes, and his tunic has a series of holes drilled which likely contained stones to showcase his decorated costume. His hair is of typical "Parthian" curls.

Height 51 cm
Width 38 cm
Depth 27 cm
Credit Line Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890
Other Number P263720 - CDLI Number

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