Sabaean Head of a Man

Culture: South Arabia
Period: 1st century B.C.
Material: Alabaster
Dimensions: 12.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6135
Provenance: Collection Marco Ricci, Vienna. Acquired at the art gallery Dändorf, Germany in July 2016. Prior collection Dr. Becker, Germany since the 1970s.
Condition: Chips on nose, chin and ears.
Description: Stylized alabaster head of a man with almond-shaped eyes framed by thick lids. The pupils pierced. The small mouth gently smiling. The head on top flat, fitted for the stele, where it was once placed. On the sides the ears are still recognizable. The head is due to its stylized features possibly to be dated still to the last century B.C. Mounted.