4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A BACTRIAN STONE RITUAL OBJECT
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Red in color with white veining, biconical in form, encircled by a single groove, each end with a cylindrical cavity
13 in. (33 cm.) long
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Japanese Private Collection, 1970s.
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