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Bactrian statuettes

Small statuette, Bactria, max. h 14 cm, chlorite and calcite, 3rd millennium BC.

Small statuette, Bactria, max. h 14 cm, chlorite and calcite, 3rd millennium BC.

© Agence photographique de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) - Chuzeville.

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Material
Stone and plaster | Semi-precious stones
Type
Sculptures
Details
These composite statuettes made of chlorite and calcite (usually with an exceedingly small head and elaborate dress) are said to come from a very broad area covering northern Afghanistan, but also eastern Iran, and southern Turkmenistan. Size: maximum 14 cm high.  |
Red List
Red List of Afghanistan Antiquities at Risk
Countries
Afghanistan
Period
Pre-Islamic