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An Alabaster Head of a Woman, Southern Arabia, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Property from an American Private Collection

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An Alabaster Head of a Woman, Southern Arabia, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

An Alabaster Head of a Woman, Southern Arabia, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Property from an American Private Collection

An Alabaster Head of a Woman

Southern Arabia, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.


with long slightly tapering neck, oval face, long straight nose with grooved nostrils, large eyes and slightly arched eyebrows recessed for inlay, and long coiffure once completed in stucco.

Height 28.3 cm.

As shown. Inlaid eyes and eyebrows missing. Note chip to tip of nose and superficial chips to top edge above proper right forehead. Drilled underneath for a metal rod and mounted on a square travertine base.


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the photographer and explorer, Ingeborg de Beausacq (1910-2003)

Sotheby’s, New York, December 8th, 1995, no. 150, illus.

For a head very similar in style (American Foundation for the Study of Man, TCx21, called “Miriam”) see Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen, St. John Simpson, ed., The British Museum, London, 2002, cat. 270.