31 October 2007,
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
Price realised USD 46,600
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
KHALED AL-RAHHAL (IRAQI, 1926-1987)
signed and dated in Arabic (on the reverse)
9in. (23cm.) high
Executed in 1944
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This gypsum sculpture is known to have been created by the artist at his studio at the Fine Art Institute, Baghdad in 1944, for one of his favourite female students as he attempted to present her in a way reminiscent of a Sumerian face.
Please note this lot may not be subjected to the 5 Importation Duty if purchased by a UAE resident.
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