A Bactrian Stone Ritual Object
Circa 3rd-2nd Millennium B.C.
Height 10 1/2 inches (26.5 cm).
Property from a California Private Collection
The following lots (Lots 11-14) look astonishingly contemporary to the modern eye. Yet, their geometric and abstract forms were crafted nearly five thousand years ago. Using only lithic tools, each object was painstakingly fashioned by meticulous drilling, abrasion, and polish.
Pars Antiques, United Kingdom, in the 1990s.
Private Collection, London.
Timeline Auctions, London, Antiquities and Coins, 24 February 2017, Lot 2666.