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A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE EROTIC GROUP
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN DERSHOWITZ AND CAROLYN COHEN
A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE EROTIC GROUP

CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE EROTIC GROUP
CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Depicting a lovemaking scene, the man standing with his legs straight, his feet together, his left hand holding the woman's left buttock, his right hand at the middle of her back, the woman with her legs wrapped around the hips of her lover, her right arm around his waist, her left hand resting on his right shoulder, with naturalistic details for the anatomy
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 393.

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For a similar bronze group on a relief plaque in the Staatlisches Museum für Völkerkunde, Munich, see p. 125 in Antonini, et al., Yémen, au pays de la reine de Saba.

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