A number of similar stelae have been excavated in Yemen at the site of Timna', the ancient capital of the kingdom of Qatab¯an (ca. BCE), where they were dedicated in cult buildings that served a funerary purpose.
Ancient Arabic / Sabaeic, end of the ancient southern Arabian Period (2nd half of 1st millenium). Stele with eyes and inscription, “Abikarib”. Alabaster, 36.5 cm tall, 17 cm wide, 4.5 cm deep. Discovered: Shabwa (Yemen). Aden, National Museum.
Treasures of Yemen. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Turkey