Funerary Relief Of A Priest – Tomb Of Shalam Al’Lat


This statue was dedicated to Melko the Priest. His conical hat has two vertical bends in the front. His face is wide, shaved. Each of his eyes is represented by a circle inside a circle. His coat, called “Clamid”, hangs on the right shoulder with a flower medallion. The garment is also short, decorated with stones in a certain form, and it bears a wide girdle. In his right hand, he’s holding a bottle of essential oil made usually of alabaster (small long neck vessels) and in the left a boll for burning incense that bears floral decorative elements.

  • Material: Limestone

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  • Item Dimensions: 63 cm x 50 cm

  • Excavated from: Palmyra- Tomb Of Shalam Al’Lat (1957)

  • Archaeological Mission: Syrian Archaeological Mission- Adnan Al Bunni & Nasib Slaibi (1957)

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

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عدنان البني – الفن التدمري (كتاب)

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