3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 12,500
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.
Neuchâtel Private Collection.
J. Hainard and R. Kaehr, Collections Passion, Neuchâtel, 1982, p. 207.
Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Musée d'ethnographie, Collections Passion, 5 June - 31 December 1982.