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stela

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    125206

  • Description

    Limestone votive stela; carved with 4 ll. inscription; shows Palmyrene god, Shadrafa, wearing Roman military costume with round shield, lance and sword; bearded; a snake is entwined around the lance and in the background is a scorpion; the whole is enclosed in a framed edge; it has been broken horizontally and remade with cement.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 55 (May)
  • Production place

    • Made in: Palmyra
    • (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Syria,Central Syria,Homs (governorate),Palmyra)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47.3 centimetres
    • Width: 33 centimetres
    • Depth: 13.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Palmyrene
      • Inscription Translation

        In the month Iyar [May] in the year 366 [AD 55] this stela was erected by Atenatan, son of Zabd'ateh, descendant of Toshabeb, to Shadrafa, the good god, in order that he may become patron in his sanctuary for him and the members of his house, all of them.
      • Inscription Comment

        Records a dedication to Shadrafa by Atenaten, son of Zabda'aten.
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2015 - 2016, Dec - Mar, Seoul Arts Centre, 'Human Image' 1997-2005 7 Aug-20 Dec, BM, G51/PSA/1 1982-1990s Easter- BM, G57: Ancient Syria [Syrian Room], case 13

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    125206

  • Registration number

    1889,0512.1

  • Additional IDs

    • SOC.51 (Semitic Old Collection registration number)
Limestone votive stela; inscribed 4ll; shows Palmyrene god, Shadrafa, wearing Roman military costume with round shield, lance and sword; bearded; a snake is entwined around the lance and in the background is a scorpion; the whole is enclosed in a framed edge; it has been broken horizontally and remade with cement.

Limestone votive stela; inscribed 4ll; shows Palmyrene god, Shadrafa, wearing Roman military costume with round shield, lance and sword; bearded; a snake is entwined around the lance and in the background is a scorpion; the whole is enclosed in a framed edge; it has been broken horizontally and remade with cement.

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