6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 18,750
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 8 December 2000, lot 292.
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