The Director Rachel is a stone sculpture of The Bactrian Princess.
Which is a small stone sculpture composite figure that consists of detachable parts. The original piece is from the Bactrian-Margiano civilisation and dates back to between 2200 -1700 BC. Bactrian Princesses were sometimes representations of aristocratic ladies but usually they were a representation of a goddess , who in central Asian mythology, played a regulatory role over the natural world.
A white calcite was used to make parts of the body. The two differing colours of the respected stones allow for a distinct contrast in colour and brings attention to the fine detail which the Princess possesses. The skirt of the Princess is thought to be inspired by a traditional piece of Sumerian clothing called a Kaunakes , a skirt with long overlapping tufts. The upper body of the princess (which this piece is) was patterned using hatching and chevron techniques. Very tactile piece.
Fabulous find of this random crafted piece
Be creative with your end use, Paperweight, spoon rest, stress stone, ring rest
Length 8.5cm Width 6cm Height 5.5cm