A BACTRIAN STONE FEMALE STATUETTE
circa late 3rd millennium b.c.
Sculpted from dark steatite or chlorite for the body and white calcite for the head, the body clad in a voluminous garment with rows of pointed tongues and incised folds, with a V-shaped neckline in back and a horizontal neckline in front, the head with small projecting ears, a triangular nose and simple eyes beneath arching brows, the neckline with a row of graduated drillings, several preserving red pigment
3¼ in. (8.2 cm) high