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Head of a Woman with a Rectangular Face
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Head of a Woman with a Rectangular Face


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/28/2008Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
3rd-1st century BC
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.23
Measurements
H: 7 1/2 x W: 5 1/2 x D: 4 1/8 in. (19.05 x 13.97 x 10.48 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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