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Fragment of a Head-Stela
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Fragment of a Head-Stela


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Description The large eyes with incised extensions at the inner and outer corners and deeply incised brows dominate the face. A wide line divides the lips and conveys the impression of an open mouth. The raised surface above the forehead represents the hair.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/01/2008Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sotheby's, London, between 1963 and 1971; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, between 1963 and 1971, 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
21.64
Measurements
H: 2 3/16 x W: 1 15/16 x D: 1 in. (5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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