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Acquired in 1989 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0100-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century B.C (made)
descriptive_line
Yakshi, Ivory, possibly Chandraketugarh, 1st century B.C. Bengal Eastern India
dimensions
Height: 3.5 cm, Width: 2.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
This fragment formed part of a circular lidded box decorated with relief carving on the exterior. The relief depicts a female nature-spirit (yaksi), a much favoured subject in early Indian Sculpture. The yaksi is seen naked but is richly endowed with jewellery in the form of a headband, necklace, bracelets, earplugs and a massive belt which adorns her hips. Her hair is gathered in a massive coiffure offset to one side and she holds a lotus (padma) in her raised hand. Her other hand is visible resting on her hip. This rare example of early Indian ivory sculpture finds its nearest parallels in the moulded terracottas of eastern India.
historical_significance
history_note
id
25003
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:02.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Ivory
museum_number
IS.7-1989
museum_number_token
is71989
object_number
O25024
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Fragment from a circular lidded box depicting a female nature spirit (yakshi).
place
primary_image_id
2006BF2734
production_note
Bengal, India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
figure-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Figure
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
100
year_start
1