Bas-relief Depicting Two Mail Figures, And A Child Grabbing A Camel


This piece portraits two men and a child grabbing a camel’s lead rope. The man on the left is shown dressed in his traditional Palmyrene civil long costume, while the man to his right is shown armed with a sword; he is wearing the wide Persian style trousers, a type of a dress that allows mounting a horse or on a camel. There’s no inscription to describe the relationship between the figures. The little person grabbing the lead person can be also a young man, a camel header to one of the two men in the scene. The camel is mounted with a saddle and a spear; suggesting it’s use maybe a war camel.

  • Material: Limestone.

  • Date:  2nd century AD

  • Item Dimensions:  53 cm (W) x  33 cm (H)

  • Excavated from: Palmyra- Aqraban Family Tomb

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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