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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER HEAD

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, 1970.