9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER HEAD
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The narrow, spade-shaped face with incised brows, the convex eyes with thin lids, the pupils perhaps once inlaid, with a long triangular nose and a small mouth, the chin prominent, the back of the head and neck roughly finished, likely once set in a niche
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
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French Private Collection, 1970.
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