South Arabian Bronze Camel

Culture: Sabaean
Period: 2nd century B.C. – 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 7.7 cm x 6.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6172
Provenance: Private collection Giancarlo Ligabue.
Condition: Intact
Description: Votive offering from the Sabaean kingdom. The bronze camel with a hump, raised head with a long neck and semi-circular elevated body. The eyes circular, the ears laid-back. The legs slightly bent, the tail short and hind legs clenched. For similar camel statuettes see examples in the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, München, published in: “Jemen – Kunst und Archäologie im Land der Königin von Saba”, Wilfried Seipel (Hrsg.), nos. 1-17, page 86. Mounted.