Sabaean Inscribed Bronze Votive Figure

Sabaean Inscribed Bronze Votive Figure

An ancient Sabaean bronze votive figure of a standing man, with his arms outstretched in offering position. The inscription records a public confession to the Lord of the Temple.

South Arabia.
Ca. 2nd - 1st century BC.
Height: 4 in (10 cm).

These types of Sabaean bronze votive figures were made for dedicatory offerings that were deposited in the temple or sanctuary.

cf.: St. J. Simpson, Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen, (London, 2002), pp. 98-99.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 6939


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