© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Dedan and its Statuary

Colossal statues (approx. 4th–2nd centuries BC) in Room 3, originally from edan/al-’Ula, on the ‘Incense Road’, capital of the kingdom of Lihyan in northwest Arabia and noted in the Bible.

The monumental sculptures, probably representing kings or members of the elite, are reminiscent of the colossal Egyptian statues on which they were modelled.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Photos of the exhibition in Berlin

Presentation at the Pergamonmuseum, 2012. Organised by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, together with the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin.

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