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Head of a Man with an Oval Face
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Head of a Man with an Oval Face

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The face has a short forehead and a strong pointed chin. The large eyes are bulbous and protuberant and have rimmed lids. A slight depression between the mouth and nose may indicate a moustache. The surface of the face is highly polished, while the neck and ears are less finished. The sides and back of the neck are enclosed in ancient plaster, which undoubtedly was used to secure the head in a niche or base.
Date Description Narrative
  • 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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1st century BCE-1st century CE
calcite-alabaster, plaster
Accession Number
H: 4 15/16 x W: 3 9/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (12.5 x 9 x 9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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