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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 82

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABSTER STELE FOR KARIB-'ATHAT

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABSTER STELE FOR KARIB-'ATHAT
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Depicting a bearded man, the large spade-shaped head with stippled beard and mustache, a prominent nose and a slit mouth, the eyes deeply recessed for inlay, with conforming grooved brows, the top of the head roughly finished, the rectangular body with the truncated arms projecting forward, the fingers delineated, the nipples raised bosses, an inscription along the raised lower border reading, "Karib-'athat, son of Hasbah"
    15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 8 December 2000, lot 292.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CONNECTICUT COLLECTION