5 June 2014
A BACTRIAN STONE RITUAL OBJECT
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Black in color with brown and cream veins, disk-shaped with slightly rounded edges, bisected by a shallow groove
14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1999.
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