Description The variety of statuettes within the body of South Arabian sculpture is relatively small; most represent participants in rituals, their arms extended, probably in a votary gesture. This figure has lost its hands and the inlays that once marked the pupils of the eyes; the head is reattached. The sheath-like costume indicates that it depicts a woman.
- 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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