Date: 2ND - 3RD CENTURY AD.
Provenance: EX: EARLY PRIVATE COLLECTION FORMED DURING THE 1940'S.
Condition: INTACT, SUPERB, MOUNTED ON A CUSTOM BASE.
Measurements: 18 15/16 INCH HIGH, (48.2 CMS), 16 INCHES WIDE, (40.6 CMS),
With wavy full head of hair. his face is shaven without a beard or moustache, his pupils and irises are incised, he is wearing a chiton and a robe, a greek type of garment. In his left hand he holds a schedula, a strip of paper used for writing legal documents, which may indicate his occupation as a businessman or a scribe. An exceptional example.
Cf: For related examples, compare to cat. no. 192, p. 400, From Ebla to Damascus, Art and Archeology of Ancient Syria. Weiss, see also,cat no. 80, p.69, The Art of Palmyra, M. Colledge
Ancient Near East