Bas-relief of an unknown woman with two keys.

Description

A woman is shown here laden with rich jewelry. She is holding a child. On her right shoulder, a round brooch appears, pinned up with two keys and lavishly decorated with granulated pearls. The smaller left key bears a Greek inscription
‘ΔIΟC’, while the bigger one on the right, inscription ‘NΕIKH’. Keys is a common attribute associated with Palmyrene funerary reliefs. They are attribute to numerous female busts characteristically in the shape of letter ‘L’ with an
engraved inscription.

(Literature by Łukasz Sokołowski – Note the reference section)

  • Material: Limestone.

  • Item Proximate Dimensions: 35 cm (W) x 38 cm (H)

  • Date: C 2ed C. CE

  • Excavated from: Palmyra

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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