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Acquired in 1930 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
J.R.Fleming Correspondance first addressed to the 'Director of the British Museum'. Letter dated 29/12/1930 in which an evaluation by Spink is given of the piece (60 pounds) who assigns the piece to the '4th century Empire of Kushan'. Fleming is willing to accept 30 pounds. Codrington recognises the piece as Jain, Kushan, possibly coming from Kankali Tila and dates it to the 2nd century AD. He recommends the purchase on the ground that 'Kushan prices continue to increase and Leicester Galleries have recently asked 300 pounds for a Kushan head'. He quotes for similar images V.Smith book 'Jaina Stupa etc.,' Pl XCI fig B and XCVIII. ed Ghosh, A., Jaina Art and Architecture, New Delhi, 1975, vol.III, Chapter 37 by Sharma, B.N.,'Museums Abroad', p.544, pl.321A
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Jain Figure of Rishabhanatha (Adinatha), Red Sandstone, Kushan style 2nd century AD, Mathura
dimensions
Height: 14.25 in, Width: 7.75 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
24935
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.90-1930
museum_number_token
im901930
object_number
O24935
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Red sandstone figure carved in the round probably showing Rishabhanatha, the 1st Jain Tirthankara. The head and feet are missing but long locks of hair can be seen on the shoulders. The figure has a large nimbus, which is carved on both sides with a lotus design. The nude Jina stands, with long hair falling in straight locks over the shoulders and right down his back in loose waves. The head, right forearm and lower part of the slab are broken away. The left arm hangs down and the hand holds an unidentified object. On the breast is an auspicious mark (srivatsa) and behind the head, is a lotus aureole carved on both sides with petals and seed capsule within a concentric circle with a scalloped motif at the edge. The aureole is carved with a lotusdesign on the back Reaching up to the left hand is a much damaged attendant.
place
Mathura
primary_image_id
2006BD7364
production_note
Mathura (Kankali Tila), Uttar Pradesh, India
production_type
public_access_description
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-01-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100