Votive plaque inscribed with Sabaean dedication

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This votive plaque with a raised border around its edges has a Sabaean dedicatory inscription. While the worship of aniconic images was widespread among South Arabian cultures, the precise significance of the inscription as a cult object is uncertain. The practice of dedicating the inscription itself, as opposed to placing the inscription on an object intended for dedication, is a departure from the contemporary customs of greater Mesopotamia and Iran.

Votive plaque inscribed with Sabaean dedication, Copper alloy

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