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SYRIAN FUNERARY RELIEF OF TWO BROTHERS, 2ND CENT AD

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SYRIAN FUNERARY RELIEF OF TWO BROTHERS, 2ND CENT AD
Culture: Near Eastern. Date: 2nd Century AD. Origin: Palmyrene. Material: Limestone. Provenance: EX: Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, June 2011; Private collection early 1970'S. Condition: Intact, superb, mounted on a custom base stand.. Measurements: 19 x 17 1/2 inches, (48.3 x 44.4 cm.). Carved in high relief with two brothers joining hands, one holding a cluster of grapes, and wearing a himation with beaded hem along the collar, the other holding a bird against his chest and wearing chiton, himation, and bejeweled conical cap with pendant over forehead, four lines of Palmyrene inscription engraved between them translating: "Alas! Yarhai et Yaribola, sons of MLBA(?) Cf: For children or teenagers jointly holding grapes, see M.A.R. Colledge, The Art of Palmyra, (London, 1976), p. 67 and fig. 73 (NY Calsberg Glytothek), and H. Ingholt, Studier over palmyrensk skulptur, (Copenhagen, 1928), pl. 1.2.


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