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Head of a Man with a Grumpy Face
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Head of a Man with a Grumpy Face

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Description The face has unusual features and a grumpy or worried expression. The compact brows are close to the eyes, which are not aligned. The nose is short by South Arabian standards in order to leave more space for the incised moustache.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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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2nd-1st century BC
calcite-alabaster (banded variety)
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H: 3 9/16 x W: 3 15/16 x D: 2 3/8 in. (9.1 x 10 x 6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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