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Large Bactrian Red Stone Bread Stamp

Central Asia, Bactria, ca. 2nd to 1st millennium BCE. A deep, wine red stone, carved on its broadest face with a deeply incised motif that resembles the branching antlers of a massive stag - a symbol of the cycle of life and virility, revered throughout the ancient world. Drilled through laterally for suspension. Size: 1.05" L x 1.75" W x 0.65" H (2.7 cm x 4.4 cm x 1.7 cm)

Condition: Light scratching and wear on surface commensurate with age.

Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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