13 June 2000
A SYRIAN LIMESTONE FRAGMENTARY HEAD OF A WORSHIPPER
circa 3rd millennium b.c.
From a large composite statue, with large eyes socketed for now-missing inlays, the channeled arching brows meeting in a point above the bridge of the nose, with high round cheekbones and a triangular nose, the top of the forehead flat, with a round mortise on the reverse
3 in. (7.6 cm) high
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For a similar figure now in the Damascus Museum see no. 69 in Weiss, Ebla to Damascus.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class