Sabaean Alabaster Head of a Boy

Culture: Sabaean
Period: 2nd century B.C. to 1st century A.D.
Material: Alabaster
Dimensions: 14 cm high
Price: 6 000 Euro
Ref: 6411
Provenance: Antonin (1927-2016) and Christiane Besse (1928-2021), acquired in the 1960s in Yemen. Thence in a family estate.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: Very sculptural Sabaean alabaster relief head of a boy. The eyes are deeply incised and once had inlays. The nose is small and snub, the mouth closed with broad lips. The boy has short hair hatched at the top. On the sides protruding ears. With the flat back mounted on a heavy metall base.