Bactria (or Bactriana) was the name of a historical region in central Asia. Several important trade routes from India and China passed through Bactria from the Bronze Age onwards, which allowed for the accumulation of vast wealth by the predominantly nomadic population.
Bactrian Alabaster Vase
A Bactrian vase in pink-hued alabaster. It is simple in form, with straight sloping sides tapering to a plain rim.
Period: Early Bronze Age
Condition: Complete, with a few small cracks around the base which are stable and one small chip loose but in situ on the rim.