Palmyrene female busts usually are depicted wearing a tunic, cloak and veil. The right hand is often raised to the chin or cheek, sometimes holding the veil. Some female figures are depicted with the left hand holding an attribute conveying domesticity, such as a spindle or distaff however, small-scale depictions of children are shown with the mother like in the instance of this piece.
Date: C 2ed- 3ed C AD
Item Dimensions: H. 40 cm, W. 33 cm,
Excavated from: Tomb Of Shal Al’Lat – Valley of the tombs
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