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South Arabian inscribed alabaster vessel
Ancient inscribed carved alabaster drum-shaped vessel
with three stub feet to the underside, discoid lid with lip and large lug handle.
1.06 kg, 10.5 cm.
See Simpson, S.T., Queen of Sheba: Treasures From Ancient Yemen, The British Museum Press, London, 2002, item 307,
for a similar tri-footed container in silver, and nos.287-295, for vessels produced in the same style.
In ancient South Arabian countries like Yemen, great effort was made to create expensive types of containers from metal or attractive veined calcite-alabaster