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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE HEAD

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE HEAD
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Her eyes deeply recessed for inlay (now missing), her large ears each carved with a disc earring, mounted, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; a South Arabian alabaster female torso with two plaits lightly indicated down her back, 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high; and a South Arabian alabaster stylized male head, the eyes recessed for inlay (now missing), 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) high, both 1st Century A.D. (3)


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    PUBLISHED:
    Exhibition catalogue, Sculpture from South Arabia, London, 1970, no. 35.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Acquired during the 1960s-1970s by Peter Gimpel for Gimpel Fils, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Exhibited

    Item one: Sculpture from South Arabia, Gimpel Fils, London, December 1970-January 1971, no. 35.