Relief dedicated by Ba'alay to Bel, Baalshamin, Yarhibôl, and Aglibôl, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, dated January 121 CE. Limestone. 45 x 54 x 9.5 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 1992–13. Photo: Gérard Blot. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY
An inscription in the lower register of this relief names four gods, but it is through iconographic analysis that the figures can be identified. On the far left is a bearded and seated Baalshamin, with a bull by his side and holding in his left hand a staff topped by stalks of wheat. Bel, on the far right, mirrors Baalshamin's pose and status, but instead is accompanied by a griffin, holds a scepter in his right hand and a sphere in his left, and wears an armored shirt. Between these two supreme divine figures stand the armor-clad celestial divinities, Aglibôl (center left) and Yarhibôl (center right).