Description The type, style, and technique of this sculpture resemble those of another head, Walters 21.22; both pieces may have been produced in the same Sabaean workshop. The incised rings on the front of the neck--the so-called rings of Venus--indicate the female gender of the subject. The hair would likely have been executed in plaster and attached to the head.
- Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby's, London, December 21, 1970, lot 83; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, December 21, 1970, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007
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