A South Arabian Alabaster Relief Head of a Woman, Qataban, 3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.
Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse
A South Arabian Alabaster Relief Head of a Woman, Qataban
3rd Century B.C./1st Century A.D.
with drilled pupils, grooved eyebrows, and long coiffure engraved in a cross-hatched pattern on top.
Height 16 cm.
Large loss on lower proper right corner in front. Chips and abrasions on chin, tip and bridge of nose. Large darkened area on top of head either abraded away or left uncarved. Drilled in back and firmly fastened onto a vertical board slotted into a horizontal base to make it stand upright.
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