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Lot 0243
**Originally Listed At $400**

Central Asia, Bactria-Margiana (BMAC) (Oxus Civilization), Bronze Age, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. A fascinating head from an idol figure of a type found in regions of what is now Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, providing a hint to the religious beliefs of the ancients who flourished there over three thousand years ago. The head itself is carved from a milky-white marble, with a face dominated by large, closed, almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, a gently smiling mouth, and protruding ovoid ears. The neck extends below and presents a narrower contiguous plug form, suggesting that it was made to be inserted into the torso of a larger figure. Size: .625" in diameter at widest point x .875" H (1.6 cm x 2.2 cm)

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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#135538

Condition

Loss to lower integral plug form below neck as shown. Expected surface wear commensurate with age, but incised and carved details are strong. Nice deposits grace the surface.

Starting Bid

$350

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Ancient Bactrian / BMAC Marble Head (from an Idol)

Estimate $800 - $1,200
2d
17h
45m
14s
$3500 bids
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