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A South Arabian Alabaster Ibex Frieze, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

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A South Arabian Alabaster Ibex Frieze, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

A South Arabian Alabaster Ibex Frieze, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,048

GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

A South Arabian Alabaster Ibex Frieze, Qataban

3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.


carved in relief with six ibex heads between two rectangular niche panels.

9 by 23 by 6 cm.

Lower right corner repaired with extensive remains of glue along the break and back. Minor chips and abrasions on the end of the muzzles. Very minor nicks and abrasions throughout.


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reportedly from Beihan, probably from Hayd ibn 'Aqil, the necropolis of ancient Timna'
Antonin Besse (1927-2016) and Christiane Besse (1928-2021), Aden and Paris, acquired in Yemen in 1960, collection number CB38 (recorded for export by the Department of Antiquities, Aden State)
by descent to the present owner
Christie's, London, December 16th, 1982, no. 109, illus.