Dvarapala Turbaned head, Mathura

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Acquired in 1933 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Mr Imre Schwaiger
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Carved head of a Guardian(Dvarapala), red sandstone, Mathura, c. 2nd century AD
dimensions
Depth: 9 5/8 in, Width: 10 9/16 in, Height: 15 1/8 in, Height: 15.125 in, Width: 10.5 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
Colossal Head from one of the Guardians of a Buddhist Temple Doorway (Dvarapala), carved in full relief in red sandstone. Kushan dynasty, early 2nd century AD Mathura. Mounted on a tinted cement neck and pylon-base. The face has been sliced away. The elaborate Mauryan turban is figured with squares containing leafy sprays and kind of honeycomb pattern imitating kincob fabric. The securing brooch or sarpesh above the forehead has also been broken away.
historical_significance
history_note
Given by Mr. Imre Schwaiger in 1933. RP 1933/84., It was sent as a gift from Dehli. Codrington had seen it in the donor's garden in Dehli and had expressed interest in it.
id
24933
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:02:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:02:50.000Z
latitude
27.49586
location
In Storage
longitude
77.67592
marks
materials
red sandstone
materials_techniques
Carved Red Sandstone
museum_number
IM.16-1933
museum_number_token
im161933
object_number
O24932
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Huge carved head of Guardian of a Buddhist temple. The front of the face has been sliced off together with the front of his turban.
place
Mathura
primary_image_id
2006BF2208
production_note
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
dvarapala-turbaned-head-mathura-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-12-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
Dvarapala Turbaned head, Mathura
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100