Sculpture

2006au8106 jpg l

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Acquired in 1989 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0150-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century-early 2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Yaksi with Hamsa, Bronze, North India, probably Mathura
dimensions
Height: 5.25 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
This figure of a female nature-spirit (yaksi), standing in a relaxed posture, is related to the famous tree-kicking pose (salabhanjika) seen in the bracket-figures of early Indian temple sculpture. In this example the yaksi holds a lotus (padma) in her lower hand whilst a hamsa (duck) catches droplets which fall from its petals. The figure is adorned with jewellery and wears her long hair gathered in an elaborate spiral. Two features of this bronze, the flat square base on which it stands and a large hole in the top of the head, suggest that it may have served as one set of legs to a low table.
historical_significance
history_note
Bought from Doris Wiener of New York. RPs. 88/2087,
id
24859
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:02:34.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:02:34.000Z
latitude
27.49586
location
In Storage
longitude
77.67592
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Bronze
museum_number
IS.8-1989
museum_number_token
is81989
object_number
O24803
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The figure of a fenale nature deity, Yaksi with Hamsa (duck).
place
Mathura
primary_image_id
2006AU8106
production_note
probably Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India- Kushan period.
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculpture-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Sculpture
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
150
year_start
1