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Head of a Woman
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Head of a Woman

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Description The locks of hair on each side of this three-dimensional head indicate that it represents a woman. Similar female heads were produced from the 1st century BCE through the 1st century CE in Hayd ibn 'Aqil, the cemetery associated with Timna'-the capital of the Qatabanean kingdom. The sculpture originally had inlaid eyes and brows, as well as painted plaster additions to the hair.
  • 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, January 23(?), 1967, lot 87; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, January 23(?), 1967, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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1st century BCE
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H: 6 1/8 x W: 4 15/16 x D: 4 5/16 in. (15.56 x 12.5 x 11 cm)
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Not On View


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