• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE

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

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Hollow cast, standing with her bare feet hip-distance apart, wearing a tightly-fitted sheath, the belted bell-shaped skirt falling to mid-calf, an inscription incised along the front of the skirt, her rounded buttocks protruding below the arch in her lower back, her arms held forth, the hands fisted around now-missing attributes, her head frontal, her vertically-incised hair falling in a solid mass behind her ears and along either side of her neck, surmounted by a high crown, her triangular face with a prominent nose, a straight mouth and a rounded chin, the large oval eyes with pronounced brow ridge, tenons below the feet
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) high including tenons


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    Provenance

    Belgian Private Collection, 1968.