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South Arabian Alabaster Statue Head

South Arabian Alabaster Statue Head

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Description: Statue Head (Grave Stones) Representations of the buried, 1st Century B.C. Yemen, Alabaster - Limestone. The people who inhabited Saba, and the kingdoms around it were often at war, though they were occasionally united and formidable, yet remain elusive to modern scholars. The subjects funerary carvings, in alabaster, are stylized and originally, these detailed alabaster heads were set into much rougher and more primitive limestone pillars. It's as if the limestone was a shroud over the softer, more lifelike facial carving. The distant past, which so often comes down to us through the memory of warriors, priests and royalty is almost always serious. Not these figures. They seem more relaxed, more comfortable with their silence, than the statues of other cultures. It is as if the faces are sweetly smiling through the centuries to our modern eyes.
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Category: Objects


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