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Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 590 - 820
USD ($) 660 - 930

Sold for (Inc. bp): £635

Bactrian Princess Idol Torso

3rd-early 2nd millennium BC

A chlorite figure modelled as a female standing wearing a floor-length robe with incised herringbone pattern, arms held at the front of the body and hands palm-upwards; shallow mounting socket for a separate head. 994 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). Fair condition; one shoulder abraided.

Provenance
Property of an East Sussex gentleman; acquired from the private collection of John Watson, Cambridge, UK, who worked for the Anthropology and Archaeology Museum, Downing Street, Cambridge; collected between the 1970s and 1980s.

Literature
Similar item (lacking hands) is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art under accession no.1989.281.41.