Sculpture

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Acquired in 1883 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Published: J.P. Vogel, La sculpture de Mathura, Art Asiatica XV, 1930, Pl. XXV , pp. 105-6 for garland see ibid. Pl. XLVIII N. Joshi, Iconography of Balarama, 1979, Pl. 6 S. Czuma, Kushan Sculpture, CMA H. Hartel, in South Asian Archaeology, 1985
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0150-12-31
date_start
0050-01-01
date_text
late 1st century-early 2nd century AD (made)
descriptive_line
Pillar Capital in the form of a Winged Lion, Kusham, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, late 1st and early 2nd Century AD
dimensions
Width: 105 cm, Height: 88 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
South-East Asia, room 47b
historical_context_note
The sculpture would have formed the capital of a pillar (stambha) framing the entrance to a sacred enclosure. The curious form of the tail, usually given the form of an aquatic creature, here may be associated with a plough share, the attribute of the Hindu deity Balarama, whose origins appear to be as an agricultural deity.
historical_significance
history_note
id
25001
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:02.000Z
latitude
27.49586
location
South-East Asia, room 47b, case EXP
longitude
77.67592
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Carved sandstone
museum_number
IS.712-1883
museum_number_token
is7121883
object_number
O25020
object_type
Capital
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
Mathura
primary_image_id
2006AV4570
production_note
(Muttra) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
sculpture-capital-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Sculpture
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
150
year_start
50