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Item:383412909547Right Click picture and select "View/open image..." in drop-down menu for large hi-resolution image. ~ . . Ancient Bactrian Composite Stone Figure ANCIENT BACTRIAN Composite Stone Monkey Figure c. 2000–1600 BC Rare Exquisite Figurine Bactrian Stone Figure of a Monkey Seated on an unusual throne/chair with hands resting on rail / forepart of throne, head tilted back with eyes looking upward; slightly parted lips/mouth. Composite stone of dark olive-brown chlorite with inlaid alabaster of large round eyes and curvilinear squares of throne chair. A tell-"tail" visual difference between Monkeys and Great Apes (Chimps, orangs., etc.) is that Monkeys have tails and great apes do not. This figurine has no tail indicated. Bactria was one of many economic and social entities in the vicinity and was a powerful country due to the exceptional fertility and wealth of its agricultural lands. This, in turn, gave rise to a complex and multifaceted set of societies with specialist craftsmen who produced luxury materials such as this for the ruling and aristocratic elites. Trade appears to have been important, as Bactrian artifacts appear all over the Persian Gulf as well as in the Iranian Plateau and the Indus Valley. For this reason, the area was fought over from deep prehistory until the Mediaeval period, by the armies of Asia Minor, Greece (Macedonia), India and the Arab States, amongst others. Condition: Excellent condition. no repairs. Height: 2-1/4in. (5.6cm). Custom Display mount--mounted height--2-3/4in. (7cm). Ex Arte Primitivo Gallery, NYC July 2014 Partial lot 107. Private NYC ~ Property, Acquired from Jan Baz Khan, 1980's. Guaranteed to be Genuine 3600-4000 Years Old ~ this is not one of those dubious Thailand pieces on this platform! ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity--Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. Also, if item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Comes with our Gallery C.O.A. Images are not actual size ~ Please see description for actual measurements.Material:Stone, Provenance:Ownership History Available
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BACTRIAN Stone MONKEY Ape Figure Inlaid ALABASTER EYES Baktrian Amulet 1600 BC