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Important Funeral Statuette, Oxus Civilisation

Important Funeral Statuette, Oxus Civilisation


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1460502

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Funeral statuette made of calcite. The statuette is composed of three separate parts: a head, a torso adorned with two chimeras in relief and a base decorated with geometric design also in relief. This type of statuette is commonly called "Bactrian princess" among specialists, and dates back from the mid third to the early second millenium BC. Such funeral objects seem to have played an important role in the funerals of elites of the Margiana and maybe the Bactrian courts as well. Height: 8.4 cm. Width: 11 cm. Depth: 5 cm. Some abrasion, otherwise very good condition. A rare object.