Inscribed funerary relief for a woman from Palmyra (PAL0114)

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Title

Inscribed funerary relief for a woman from Palmyra (PAL0114)

Description

A limestone funerary relief of a woman with a Palmyrene inscription over the figure's left shoulder. The woman, the deceased, wears a veil over a headdress with an unusually high diadem. She holds the edge of her veil in her right hand, a typical gesture in Palmyrene portraiture. Her left hand is partially wrapped in the cloak she wears over her tunic, and she holds a spindle and distaff while extending her pointer and pinky finger, and folding her middle and ring finger. Her head is turned slightly to her left, and is not straight on as in many other examples of this type from Palmyra. Dated to c. 125-150 CE.

Source

Rights

Image rights: Public domain via Yale University Art Gallery

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

PAL0114

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 54.5cm
W 44cm
D 18cm

Location of Inscription

Upper left portion of relief background

Findspot

Palmyra; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Munroe

Current Location (if known)

Yale University Art Gallery, 1954.30.1

Citation

“Inscribed funerary relief for a woman from Palmyra (PAL0114),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/712.

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