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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.
The scarab is placed on a flat, elliptical base; the bottom has no inscription. Characterized by stylized, though complete and accurate shapes, this beetle shows elegant features that indicate the details of the anatomy.
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.
The huge spiraled horns are this figurine’s main feature both visually and because they enable us to confidently identify the species represented.
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