early Bactrian ritual object carved out of conglomerate stone
Bactrian Stone Ritual Object
top view of early Bactrian ritual object carved out of conglomerate stone
close up of early Bactrian ritual object
Bactrian ritual object on its side
base of early Bactrian ritual object
macro shot of early Bactrian ritual object

Bactrian Stone Ritual Object

Regular price
$ 840.00
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$ 840.00

An early Bactrian ritual object, carved out of a conglomerate stone with a high green crystal content. It is thought that a naturally occurring geode was selected for the carving because the geode was regarded as having some magical significance. This piece indeed has a magical aspect. Shaking it reveals that it has a rattle within, mysterious, as it is an entirely closed piece carved from one stone. Southern Turkmenistan/N. Afghanistan.

Weight: 500 g / 1 lb 2 oz
Height: 8.5 cm / 3.33 in
Width: 9.5 cm / 3.75 in