Bactrian bronze or copper barrel-shaped bead with erotic engraving

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A Bactrian copper or bronze barrel shaped bead, of slender form, with a ritual scene showing a male figure in sexual union with a standing naked female before an alter and bird; another male figure stands behind the first, holding a knife.
Stock Number:
x9204
$ 2450.00

Description

A Bactrian copper or bronze barrel shaped bead, of slender form, with a ritual scene showing a male figure in sexual union with a standing naked female before an alter and bird; another male figure stands behind the first, holding a knife.

 

Origin:

Circa 2nd Millennium B.C., BMAC (Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex)

Dimensions:

Length: 4 cm / Centre Diameter: 1.2 cm

Condition:

Verdigris patina, in good condition.