11 December 2003
A SOUTH ARABIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER HEAD
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
The triangular face highly polished, with deeply-recessed arching brows, large almond shaped eyes preserving mortar for the now-missing inlays, a long straight nose, small mouth and semicircular ears, the face framed by roughly chiseled hair, perhaps once more fully rendered in plaster
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
with Geoffrey Turner, Amsterdam, 1986.
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This lot was exhibited at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam in 1981.
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