Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in association with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco are gratefully acknowledged as principal co-sponsors of the tour of Roads of Arabia in the United States. Sponsorship is also provided by The Olayan Group and Fluor Corporation. The Boeing Company, Khalid Al Turki Group, and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation SABIC granted additional support. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of Chevron Corporation, Saudi Aramco, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, ExxonMobil, and ATEL Capital Group. Media sponsors: ABC7, SF Media Co., KQED, and San Francisco magazine.
Top image: Installation view of Roads of Arabia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2014. Image © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Left: Funerary stele, 500–300 BCE. Saudi Arabia; Tayma. Sandstone. Courtesy of Tayma Museum, T/M/119.
Right: Anthropomorphic stele, 4000–3000 BCE. Saudi Arabia; Qaryat al-Kaafa site, El-Maakir. Sandstone. Courtesy of National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, 996.