11 December 2003
A BACTRIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER RITUAL OBJECT
Circa Late 3rd-Early 2nd Millennium B.C.
Of waisted cylindrical form, the flat ends with shallow grooves
11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner in the mid 1990s.
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