London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A PARTHIAN BONE HEAD OF A DOLL
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Of stylized cylindrical form with a long slightly tapering neck, with prominent nose and ears, a pinched mouth, incised eyes and eyebrows, a hairline groove above and another encircling groove at base of neck; and a bone rectangular double-sided comb, one side with large teeth, the other with smaller finer teeth, the central body with incised dotted concentric circles, repaired, circa 5th-7th Century A.D.
2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) and 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high respectively (2)
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