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Head of a Woman with U-Shaped Face
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Head of a Woman with U-Shaped Face


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Description The style of this head is typical of those from Hayd ibn "Aqil, the cemetery of the Qatabanean capital Timna'. The extremely long neck might have been considered a mark of beauty.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/03/2008Treatmentcleaned
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, 1964, lot 140; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, December 21, 1964, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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Period
1st century BC-AD 1st century
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.31
Measurements
H: 5 7/8 x W: 3 1/8 x D: 1 15/16 in. (14.92 x 7.94 x 4.92 cm)
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