Bactrian Pre-Historic Column Idol A Bactrian cream coloured hardstone column idol with almost-white horizontal bands. A cylindrical bo.. Product #: AS-3207 Regular price: $875.00 $875.00 In Stock
Bactrian Pre-Historic Column IdolBactrian Pre-Historic Column IdolBactrian Pre-Historic Column Idol

Bactrian Pre-Historic Column Idol

Product Code: AS-3207
Height: 32.4CM

£875.00

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A Bactrian cream coloured hardstone column idol with almost-white horizontal bands. A cylindrical body, conical in shape, flaring towards either end, with a shallow groove down the centre at each end. 
Such columns remain enigmatic objects: Their specific archaeological contexts would suggest that they were prized and important sculptures, probably related to the religious and cult sphere: funerary contexts, sanctuaries, caches.

Condition : Generally fine condition; one end eroded and uneven and a few other surface grazes. 

Period: late 3rd - early 2nd millenium BC.

For other examples, see Christie's sale number 1244; June 11 2003; Lot number 66 and sale 7337; 26 April...

A Bactrian cream coloured hardstone column idol with almost-white horizontal bands. A cylindrical body, conical in shape, flaring towards either end, with a shallow groove down the centre at each end. 
Such columns remain enigmatic objects: Their specific archaeological contexts would suggest that they were prized and important sculptures, probably related to the religious and cult sphere: funerary contexts, sanctuaries, caches.

Condition : Generally fine condition; one end eroded and uneven and a few other surface grazes. 

Period: late 3rd - early 2nd millenium BC.

For other examples, see Christie's sale number 1244; June 11 2003; Lot number 66 and sale 7337; 26 April 2006; Lot number 231.

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