11 December 2003
A BACTRIAN STONE RITUAL OBJECT
Circa Late 3rd-Early 2nd Millennium B.C.
Brown in color with cream inclusions, of waisted cylindrical form, encircled by a single shallow groove
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner in the mid 1990s.
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The watch that flew to the moon with NASA’s astronauts — a rare commemorative version of which is offered online, 24 April to 8 May
This monumental, square-format work is a major highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June in London