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Lot 0044A
Ancient South Arabia, Yemen, ca. early first millennium BCE. An endearing terracotta maternal sculptural scene depicting a larger mother camel with an erect head and neck, a slight hump with a concave recess, standing above a baby camel - that also possesses a recess at the top of its single hump - facing the opposite direction and nursing. Both stand upon an integral plinth base. Their bodies are nicely modeled with balanced proportions in a realistic fashion. Size: 9.25" L x 8.75" H (23.5 cm x 22.2 cm)

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Neil Phillips collection, New York, USA, acquired in the 1970s

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Mid-section, head, and legs of mother camel reattached. Head and neck of baby camel reattached. Possible repairs to legs of baby camel. Expected surface wear with abraded areas to both camels as well as chips to base, nicks to mother camel's ears, and nicks to rims of recesses in humps.

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Rare S. Arabian Terracotta Camel and Baby

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Oct 11, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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