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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER RELIEF FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER RELIEF FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Depicting a scrolling vine in raised relief, emerging from a sunk triangle descending from the right corner of the panel, preserving three distinct petalled rosettes, that to the right with the tips folded in, the central with overlapping lanceolate petals, that to the left with broad petals, a plain border overhanging above
    21 in. (53.3 cm.) wide


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    For related scrolling see no. 194 in Simpson, Queen of Sheba, Treasures from Ancient Yemen.

    Provenance

    Neuchâtel Private Collection.


    Literature

    J. Hainard and R. Kaehr, Collections Passion, Neuchâtel, 1982, p. 207.


    Exhibited

    Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Musée d'ethnographie, Collections Passion, 5 June - 31 December 1982.