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Composite stone Bactria Margiana idol.M.E.T. museum.2°-3° milleniun B.C.

Composite stone Bactria Margiana idol.M.E.T. museum.2°-3° milleniun B.C.

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

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

Seated Female Figure, Northern Afghanistan, Ancient Bactria, circa 2500 - 1500 B.C. - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Seated Female Figure, Northern Afghanistan, Ancient Bactria, circa 2500 - 1500 B.C. - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.

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.

Tocho T8: Documenta 13, o la vida de los objetos (estatuillas femeninas de Bactria, 2500 aC)

Tocho T8: Documenta 13, o la vida de los objetos (estatuillas femeninas de Bactria, 2500 aC)

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

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

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