Calcite incense burner
This is an incense burner with an inscription in Sabaean, one of several related Semitic languages spoken in ancient South Arabia. It was written using an alphabet which changed little between its origins in the sixth century BC and its disappearance in the seventh century AD. It refers to 'Adhlal, son of Wahab'il', who had presumably dedicated the burner in a temple as an act of piety.
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