IDOLE DE BACTRIANE. Elle est formée d'un corps trapézoïdal orné d'un décor répété dit "en boucle", surmonté d'une tête stylisée au nez long et triangulaire, les yeux et la bouche gravés. Chlorite et calcite… - Pierre Bergé & associés - 17/06/2010
Above is a chlorite and alabaster statuette of a Bactrian princess. This princess played a key role in Central Asian mythology, where she was worshipped as a major goddess. She ruled over the natural order, as the forces of nature were believed to be engaged in endless combat, requiring regulation by a superior force.
Statuette of a goddess known as the "Princess of Bactriane". She wears a kaunakes skirt patterned to look like feathers or petals, is made of chlorite & calcite, & dates from the 3rd millennium BC from what is today Afghanistan