Bactrian Pre-Historic Column Idol Bactrian column idol.. Product #: AS-3425 Regular price: $895.00 $895.00 In Stock
Bactrian Pre-Historic Column IdolBactrian Pre-Historic Column IdolBactrian Pre-Historic Column Idol

Bactrian Pre-Historic Column Idol

Product Code: AS-3425
Height: 31.3CM

£895.00

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A Bactrian pink to beige hardstone column idol with inclusions and veins. A cylindrical body, conical in shape, flaring towards either end, with shallow groove at both ends.

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...

A Bactrian pink to beige hardstone column idol with inclusions and veins. A cylindrical body, conical in shape, flaring towards either end, with shallow groove at both ends.

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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