5th- 4th Century B.C
Hasean Funerary Stone for ‘Matmat’
A. Jamme, Sabean and Hasaean Inscriptions from Saudi Arabia, Istituto di Studi del Vicino Oriente, Università di Roma,
1966, p. 74, pl. XVII, Ja 1048
Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia database, ref SHI 33
Originally discovered prior to 10 January 1962, most likely by Aramco workers, it was photographed at the company
camp at Ras Tanura not far from Jawan, so it is possible it came from there (according to a letter, 1962, between
Aramco employee James P. Mandaville and epigraphist Fr. Albert Jamme, which the 1966 publication refers to).
With Jeff Miller, of Museum Antiques Ltd, from at least 1978, who reputedly acquired this object from a dealer who
had acquired it from the archaeologist in the US directly a number of years before.
Private Collection of Judith Jacoby, Virginia, USA, acquired from the above on 11 November 1978 (accompanied by
purchase notes, cheque from 11 November 1978 and further correspondence with Fr. Jamme).
US art market