New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A BACTRIAN STONE COLUMNAR RITUAL OBJECT
circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium b.c.
Mottled red and white in color, of waisted cylindrical form encircled by a single groove
13.1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high
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For a study on Bactrian ritual objects see Pottier, Matriel Funraire de la Bactriane Mriodionale de l'Age du Bronze and Alkshin, L'Archologie de la Bactriane Ancienne.
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