11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF ALAN M. MAY
A SOUTH ARABIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER HEAD
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Sculpted with a tapering neck, flat chin, raised rectangular mouth with recessed downturned lips, the eyes pointed at their outer corners, the flat forehead in the same plain as the straight nose, the forehead inscribed "Tawyin," likely the dedicant's name
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high
with Geoffrey Turner, Amsterdam, 1986.
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This lot was exhibited at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam in 1981.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru