11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
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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