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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE FIGURE

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE FIGURE
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Standing on a square plinth, wearing a long dress, her toes projecting below the hem, her arms bent at the elbows, the forearms projecting forward, arm bands at the elbows and left wrist, her face with almond-shaped inlaid eyes, the pupils articulated, with arched grooved brows, a long straight nose and upturned lips, her hair center parted, tucked behind the ears and flaring at the neck, a band at the forehead with vertical striations, a vertical groove along her spine
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Mr. M. Khabazen, Lebanon, 1972.
    Boisgirard, Paris, 16 November 2007, lot 57.