Silk Road Collection
Central Asia

Statue of Goddess

  • Central Asia
  • Bactria, Afghanistan
  • about 2000 BC
  • Bactria
  • mudstone and limestone
  • 13.0cm in height

A goddess dreesed in a long woolen robe with fringes. Its body part (head and wrists) and hat which were made of limestone could be taken off. In addition to Bactria, this kind of goddess statue was also unearthed in Turkmenistan. It should be the goddess of the earth worshipped in ancient Central Asia.