Sabaean Bronze Statuette of a Female Warrior

Culture: Sabaean
Period: 1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.1 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6405
Provenance: Private collection Shlomo Moussaieff (1925-2015), Israel. Acquired between 1948 and 2000.
Condition: With a beautiful red-brown patina, intact.
Description: Finely worked out bronze statuette of a female warrior. The figure stands on a small bronze bar which possibly was once attached to a base with an inscription. The figure stands in the gesture of orant. The woman wears a knee-length apron, her upper body is undressed. She holds in her left hand an arc which is placed on the base. The right arm is bent forward, the hand open in a praying gesture. The female warrior has around her belly a belt with a dagger. Very finely worked out statuette, possibly from Wadi Markha. See for these bronze orants "Jemen – Kunst und Archäologie im Land der Königin von Saba", Wilfried Seipel (Hrsg.), Nr. 152, page 291. Mounted.