A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER MALE HEAD
CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
The oval face with cleft chin, high cheek bones and long triangular nose, the almond-shaped eyes with thick lids, the pupils inlaid with dark stone (one preserved), the arching brows deeply recessed, wearing a ridged beard defined by a series of grooves, the hair or cap atop the head with rows of small squares incised across the forehead and over the crown of his head
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high