11 December 2003
A BACTRIAN WHITE STONE IDOL OF A BIRD MAN
Circa 3rd Millennium B.C.
The stylized figure with a slender body and tapering arms, the beaked nose projecting from the top of the spade-shaped face
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high
Japanese Market, early 1990s.
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