11 June 2003
TWO SOUTH ARABIAN LIMESTONE FIGURES
Circa 7th-6th Century B.C.
Each depicted seated on a block stool, with simple tapering bodies, the hands projecting forward, the toes and fingers incised, with small protruding breasts, each with flaring hair, incised eyes and a long straight nose, one with a pointed chin, and one preserving red pigment on the hands and feet
9 in. (22.8 cm) high for the larger (2)
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For three similar figures see pp. 158-159 in Robin and Vogt, eds., Yémen, Au pays de la reine de Saba.
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