University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:30-47-17A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: South Arabia
Date Made: 3rd century BCE - 1st century CE
Late Date: 3rd century BCE - 1st century CE
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Alabaster
Technique:Incised
Painted
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 23 cm
Length: 13 cm
Width: 13 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Quill Jones, 1930
Other Number:0700 - Cast Number

Description

Alabaster head, cut flat above. Triangular mask, combined with a fine rounded oval on a thin long neck.Small lozenge mouth. Large eyes, incised, pinated. Eyebrows not incised. Black paint across forehead and sides. Was sealed on a rectangular base inscribed to 'Abnat dat Dirrih, but does not belong to it.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Legrain, Leon. 1950. The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum, University Museum Bulletin Vol.: 10:3-4. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1934. "In the Land of the Queen of Sheba". American Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 38. no. 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 335View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Jung, Michael, and D'Amore, Paola, and Antonini de Maigret, Sabina. 26 Sep 2015. Searching for the Queen of Sheba.. Rome. Contemporanea Progetti. pg. 127 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 82View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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