25 October 2016
TWO BACTRIAN STONE WEIGHTS
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Taller: 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
with Joseph G. Gerena, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1999.
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