London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE HEAD
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Her eyes deeply recessed for inlay (now missing), her large ears each carved with a disc earring, mounted, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; a South Arabian alabaster female torso with two plaits lightly indicated down her back, 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high; and a South Arabian alabaster stylized male head, the eyes recessed for inlay (now missing), 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) high, both 1st Century A.D. (3)
Acquired during the 1960s-1970s by Peter Gimpel for Gimpel Fils, London.
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Item one: Sculpture from South Arabia, Gimpel Fils, London, December 1970-January 1971, no. 35.
Exhibition catalogue, Sculpture from South Arabia, London, 1970, no. 35.
VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
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