Rare Sabaean bronze idol: Arabia: Circa 4th-1st century BC.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,279) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233349617374 Rare Sabaean bronze idol A bronze figure of a deity depicted in an attitude of prayer, palms flattened and standing bare-footed on a small plinth. Beneath the plinth, a small fixing tang. Loosely fitted to a wood display stand. Back of the neck worn through (metalwork stable) exposing the underlying core, otherwise complete. Details a little worn but discernible, with light deposits and accretions. Height (including tang) 10.1 cms (4 ins) Southern Arabia: Circa 4th-1st century BC. The region became wealthy in trade in frankincense and myrrh. Those two resins were burnt on every altar from the Mediterranean to the Near East, enriching this area. They used some of their wealth to create a wide variety of bronze statues, including small copies of larger ones for domestic or personal use. Luristan bronze short-sword Click images to enlarge Description Rare Sabaean bronze idol A bronze figure of a deity. He is depicted in an attitude of prayer, with both arms raised, palms flattened and stands bare-footed on a small plinth. Beneath the plinth, a small fixing tang. Loosely fitted to a wood display stand. Back of the neck worn through (metalwork stable) exposing the underlying core, otherwise complete. Details a little worn but discernible, with light deposits and accretions. Height (including tang) 10.1 cms (4 ins) Southern Arabia: Circa 4th-1st century BC. During the first millennium BCE this part of the world saw several kingdoms - Qataban, Saba (Sheba), and Himyar - emerge who had built their wealth upon desert trade, especially in frankincense and myrrh. Those two resins were burnt on every altar from the Mediterranean to the Near East, enriching this area. They used some of their wealth to create a wide variety of bronze statues, including small copies of larger ones for domestic or personal use. It is likely that this statuette is a is a copy of a much larger statue and would have been used in a small personal shrine. Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Private collection, North London; acquired in the early 1990s. Supplied with illustrated COA. (code H215) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Rare Sabaean bronze idol: Arabia: Circa 4th-1st century BC., Type: Stauette, Material: Bronze

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