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Bactrian Stone Pyxis made of Serpentine / Steatite with Bird-Shaped Lid.
Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
Diam : 4.7 cm
Good condition. Traces of red paint.
Islamic Earring representing a Bird.
These two pieces of jewelry are characterized by their simple and linear shape: the gold wire forms a loop that tapers towards the clasp and terminates with a small dolphin protome at the other end.
This idol is composed of three elements separated from each other: the bottle-shaped base, the cylindrical stem and the standard with the stylized animals.
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