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
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Alabaster
Technique:Incised
Painted
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 23cm
Length: 13cm
Width: 13cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Quill Jones, 1930
Other NumberF20 - Other 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: 74View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1934. In the Land of the Queen of Sheba. AJA. 38 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: 335View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Antonini de Maigret, Sabina, et al. 2015. Searching for the Queen of Sheba. : Page/Fig./Plate: 82View Objects cited in this Publication

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