8 June 2005,
Price realised USD 11,400
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
TWO SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER ANIMALS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Including an ibex standing on an integral plinth, its plump body with short legs, long curving horns, erect ears, raised pellet eyes and a square beard; and a bovine standing on four truncated legs, its corpulent body with a triangular head and raised pellet eyes, its ears and horns upraised
Ibex: 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high (2)
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German Private Collection, circa 1980.
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