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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
date_text
2nd century BC -2nd Century AD (made)
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PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A GOOSE: Almandite garnet found at Akra, Pakistan; 2nd Century BC to 2nd Century AD.
dimensions
Length: 2.125 in, Width: 1.875 in, Thickness: 0.67 in
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exhibition_history
gallery
South Asia, room 41
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historical_significance
history_note
id
131374
label
PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A GOOSE: Almandite garnet found at Akra, Pakistan; 2nd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. [Nehru Gallery 2001]
last_checked
2014-08-30T04:24:44.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T04:24:44.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
South Asia, room 41, case 30
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Almandine garnet, carved
museum_number
IM.34-1935
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im341935
object_number
O164739
object_type
Pendant
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
Pendant in the form of a goose, carved in massive almandite garnet. The goose is represented as just about to settle on the ground, the wings being still extended but closing, the neck drawn back and the feet flat with the underbody. The forward half of each wing is incised with a diagonal cross hatching, whilst the after half is rendered in longitudinal parallel lines. The squat ovoid tail is treated in the same way. The beak is broad. The underside of the bird is smooth, except for the long, flat soles of the feet. The stone is pierced with a string-hole from the breast to the tail.
place
Pakistan
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public_access_description
This pendant, carved in the shape of a goose, was found at Akra in the North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. It is carved into a large piece of garnet and dates from the 2nd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. During this period the northern regions of Pakistan had close links with Greek and Roman culture and from around the late first or mid second century AD became a Buddhist stronghold. The goose or hamsa figures prominently in Hindu sacred texts (it is, for example, the vehicle of the god Brahma) but is also an important symbol for Buddhists, representing the propagation of Buddhism.
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3
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site_code
VA
slug
pendant-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
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year_end
200
year_start
-200