The Ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy identified South Arabia – modern Yemen – as Eudaimon Arabia, meaning Fortunate Arabia or Happy Arabia, as a result of its wealth. This land flourished with trade, especially of frankincense and myrrh, but it was also common to exchange small copper or bronze artefacts, like vessels, lamps or animal figurines. The principal South Arabian kingdoms were Qataban and Saba, which flourished from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD
South Arabian Bronze Dromedary Statuette
An interesting Western Asiatic South Arabian bronze statuette of a dromedary camel with bristle and reins. The camel’s facial features are highly detailed, with nose, eyes and ears clearly modelled.
Condition: Very fine condition with some encrustations and green patina on the surface.
|Dimensions||L 6 x H 4 cm|
Near East (Western Asiatic)