Greco-Bactrian carved lapis lazuli Horse Race Scene, 250-125 BC

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Seller: ukr10 (809) 100%, Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173739657018 Greco-Bactrian carved lapis lazuli Horse Race Scene, 250-125 BC There is a carved word above the 4 horses (quadriga) and a rider: ?????????? (Greek), which means horse races. The rider has wings, which can be explained as a winning in a very fast race. Length: 3.6 inches = 9.3 cm = 93 mm; Height: 2.55 inches = 6.7 cm = 67 mm Thickness: 5/8 inches = 1.5 cm = 15 mm Weight: 227 g; Condition: The hand carved detail on the stone is superb. Used, but no defects No traces of modern carving tools found. The color of the stone is deeper than the photos show. Provenance: It came from a private collection in United Kingdom. The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was ? along with the Indo-Greek Kingdom ? the easternmost part of the Hellenistic world, covering Bactria and Sogdiana in Central Asia from 250 to 125 BC. It was centered on the north of present-day Afghanistan. The expansion of the Greco-Bactrians into present-day eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan from 180 BC established the Indo-Greek Kingdom, which was to last until around 10 AD. Condition: The hand carved detail on the stone is superb. Used, but no defectsNo traces of modern carving tools found., Material: Stone, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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