Large Sabaean Limestone Stele with a Dedication to a Deity

Culture: Sabaean
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 42 cm x 60 cm x 13.5 cm
Price: 12 000 Euro
Ref: 6363
Provenance: From the estate of a honorary consul in Touraine, France. In Europe since at least the 1960s.
Condition: Beautifully preserved fragment with a Sabaean inscription. The stele stood outdoors for decades, which is indicated by frost cracks.
Description: Large limestone fragment with several lines of inscription dedicated to a deity whose name is not preserved. The dedicatee entrusts the deity with his person, his sons, his goods, his house and a series of irrigation systems. From line 5, the text contains a number of previously unknown terms. From the plateaus north of Sanaa. With scientific assessment.