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Fine European Works of Art & Clocks

 
Lot 8
 

A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER HEAD OF A MAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.- 1ST CENTURY A.D.

A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER HEAD OF A MAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.- 1ST CENTURY A.D. the broad spade-shaped face with a prominent nose and thick overhanging brow, recessed almond-shaped eyes, the straight mouth, the long neck tapering slightly, the back of the head and neck roughly finished, likely once set into a niche, 19.5cm high

Provenance: A Private Collection of a Diplomat, 1970s

Auction Comparable: Christies, New York, 6th June 2013, Antiquities Sale, Lot 694, a piece comparable in size with very similar features, Sold for $7,500

Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500


 

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