Bactrian marble Bird Man idolW102
A marble idol depicting a highly stylised standing figure, entirely flat except for a pronounced beak-shaped nose. These unusual figures are sometimes called Bird Man idols due to their avian appearance with flat bodies and wing-like arms.
Central Asia, Bactrian, 3rd Millennium BC
11.8 x 4.6 cms
Losses as shown in the photographs, repaired on the waist, neck and left arm
Ex. deceased estate, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; acquired late 20th Century
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