13 June 2000
A BACTRIAN STONE FEMALE STATUETTE
circa late 3rd millennium b.c.
Sculpted from dark steatite or chlorite for the body and white calcite for the head, the body clad in a voluminous garment with rows of pointed tongues and incised folds, with a V-shaped neckline in back and a horizontal neckline in front, the head with small projecting ears, a triangular nose and simple eyes beneath arching brows, the neckline with a row of graduated drillings, several preserving red pigment
3¼ in. (8.2 cm) high
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For a related example see no. 22 in Pittman, Art of the Bronze Age, Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia and the Indus Valley.
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