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Head of a Man with an Elongated Face and Serious Expression
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Head of a Man with an Elongated Face and Serious Expression


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The large, protruding, bulbous eyes of the head are almost round and are set off from the face by incised lines. The pupils and other details originally would have been painted. The small mouth is represented by a simple carved line, without lips. The hair is a uniform mass, set off from the forehead.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/08/2008Treatmentcleaned
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
1st century BC-AD 1st century
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.33
Measurements
H: 3 9/16 x W: 2 3/8 x D: 2 1/8 in. (9.05 x 6.03 x 5.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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