New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
TWO BACTRIAN BRONZE OBJECTS
circa 2nd millennium b.c.
Including a small bottle shaped vessel with angular shoulders, cylindrical neck, and flaring lip, the body of the vessel cast with a bird in high relief with protruding head and tail, details incised; and a bell-shaped "idol," the raised ridges at the base and shoulders enhanced with incising, the tall cylindrical neck with a projecting human head with large recessed eyes, the ridged nose merging with the arching brows, the ears pierced for attachment of earrings
3 in. (8.2 cm.) high for the largest (2)
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For a similar bell-shaped "idol" catalogued as northwest Anatolian or Luristan see no. 185 in Rudolph and Calinescu, eds., Ancient Art from the V.G. Simkhovitch Collection.
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