Bactrian Head Vase

Culture: Iran/Bactrian
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 17 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6121
Provenance: German private collection W.D., acquired between 1970 and 1990.
Condition: Old chips on the foot and the rim, otherwise intact.
Description: Terracotta vase in form of a male head originating from the Indo-Greek kingdom of Bactria. The vessel stands on a broad base with a conical foot. Above it the plastically worked out head of a bearded man. The eyebrows are bulging, the mouth broad and smiling, the nose long and pointy. Followed by the cylindrical vase neck. On the front of the neck and the back of the head the imprint of a seal with the depiction of a king (most probably Menandros I).