4 June 2008
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
Japanese Private Collection, 1970s.
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