Feet of a South Arabian Alabaster Statue

Culture: Sabaean
Period: 3rd-2nd century B.C.
Material: Alabaster
Dimensions: 9 cm x 5.3 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6112
Provenance: Private collection C. Wightman, who was stationed as a member of the Royal Air Force in Aden in the 1960s.
Condition: Fragment
Description: The feet, standing apart, belonged to a 35 cm high alabaster statue that was found in the South Arabian kingdom of Qataban (Hayd Ibn Aqil cemetery?). The feet stand on a plinth that once served as the base for the whole statue. Remains of an unidentifiable inscription can still be seen. Compare “Jemen – Kunst und Archäologie im Land der Königin von Saba”, Vienna 1998, number 274.