Bactrian Pillar Idol
Bactrian marble column idol, circa 3000-2000 BC. It has an elegant tapering form with a undeep groove running on the top. The marble is strikingly vained in a cream pink read color. It has incrustation on the side where it laid on the sand and the vains are deepened with time. The incrustated side is creamish and the other reveals the pinkish red marble. There are no restaurations visible and the column has no breaches. As time and coincidence shaped its patina it is unique and gives it an extra dimension. These columns are believed to be religious objects whereas others think they are counterweights. Undeniably they have an intrinsic abstract beauty which almost feels modern. Interestingly men in ancient times often chose to use abstract form to worship their deities all tough they perfectly were capable of figurative work. Another similar one also available.
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