5 June 2014
A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER STELE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Rectangular in form, sculpted in high relief with a standing woman clad in a long A-line tunic with a fringed collar, her hands clasped at her waist, wearing two bracelets on each wrist, her heart-shaped face with large, bulging almond-shaped eyes, the pupils deeply drilled, the eyebrows thin grooves, the arching brow merging with the bridge of the long triangular nose, with a small mouth and rounded chin, the center-parted hair likely originally finished in plaster, perforated for attachment above each shoulder
16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high
D. Nasser, New York.
David Benaim, New York, 1994.
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For a similar example see p. 163 in S. Antonini, et al., Yémen, au pays de la reine de Saba.
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