APAH Anthropomorphic Stele

Anthropomorphic Stele
name
4th millennium BC
date
unknown
ARTIST
Nabataeans
PATROn
Arabian Peninsula
Original Location
Sandstone
Material/Technique
associated with religious/burial practices
Function
Found carved in cliffs near Arabian tombs. earliest know work of art from Arabian peninsula
Context
carved, sandstone, distinctive belted robe and double bladed sword (may be unique to this region)
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