South Arabian Libation Table with a Circulating Inscription

Culture: South Arabia
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 9.7 cm
Price: 3 800 Euro
Ref: 6225
Provenance: American private collection Richard Wagner, acquired in the 1970s. Thence in another private collection on the east coast.
Condition: A small break on the rim, otherwise wonderfully preserved.
Description: Limestone tripod altar with a circulating inscription on the rim and on two legs. The offering area, where possibly libations were offered, is slightly bent inward. The outer rim is circumferentially notched. On one side a spout with a double notched rim. The legs broad on the top and towards the bottom tapering semi-circularly. The inscription mentions the names of the votive offerers and the gods to whom the table is dedicated.