This beautiful bronze votive plaque dates to circa 1st century BC and is inscribed with twelve lines of Sabaean text in raised relief, reading:
Yan'im and his brother and their sons the Banu Rasham have dedicated to their god Labhan, the bull of the West, in his sanctuary dhu-Samiʿān, an inscription which he has commanded for them in his ba’l, for their well-being and the well-being of all that they have acquired and will acquire, and so that Labhan increases their prosperity and favor and health and strength, and that he will remove from them all evil and evil spells, malevolence, slanders, and marauders of all enemies, far and near.
We are delighted to be collaborating with photographer Jaron James on this project. Having worked together for many years photographing beautiful and captivating objects, the idea for this exhibition arose from Jaron’s pleasure in shooting select parts of objects, the details.
Jaron James (b.1975) graduated in Documentary Photography in 2000 from Newport University, South Wales. Since then Jaron has photographed for The Science Museum, and worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum for five years.
Now freelancing, Jaron works with a strong client base which includes The National Trust, English Heritage, Leighton House, Art UK, The Powell Cotton Museum and various important Fine Art and Ancient Art dealers.