Sculpted in 1935, Epstein chose to model the bust of his Arab sitter as a female archetype, the bride, known as the Shulamite woman, from the biblical Song of Solomon.There are three known casts: two of the bust - this one and a second at the Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts; the third version is head only.


  • Title: Shulamite Woman (Arab Girl)
  • Creator: Jacob Epstein
  • Date Created: 1935
  • Physical Dimensions: h 52 cm
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: © Jacob Epstein estate
  • Medium: bronze
  • Art Genre: portrait
  • Art Form: sculpture

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