27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A SOUTH ARABIAN LIMESTONE STELE
CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The male head in relief, with long slender nose and almond-shaped eyes beneath deep brows, an inscription below with names of the deceased, remains of red pigment
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high
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A report discussing the inscription accompanies this lot.
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