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Lot 0277
**Originally Listed At $400**

Central Asia or Asia Minor, Bactria, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. A beautiful and exceedingly rare example of a miniature pillar idol, hand-carved and smoothed from creamy white and earthy brown and red-banded marble. The body of the idol is highly abstract, with an elongated conical form. The lower end curves out gently to a slightly convex base with a shallow, horizontal groove down it. The upper end has a flat base, also with a shallow, horizontal groove through it. Most known examples are much larger! Size: 1.45" W x 2.25" H (3.7 cm x 5.7 cm)

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Small chips on edges but generally in excellent condition with light deposits on surface.

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Rare Miniature Bactrian Marble Pillar Idol

Estimate $700 - $1,050
$3000 bids
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