Stair riser

2006au8868 jpg l

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Acquired in 1971 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
B. Rowland, The Art and Architecture of India, 1953, p.81 and pl.36 " " Gandharan, Rome and Mathura : The Early Relief style", Archives of Chinese Art, Vol. X, 1956, pp.8-17 The Crossroads of Asia, Tranformation in Image and Symbol, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1992, Sir John Broadman, P.127, No.130
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Prof. Benjamin Rowland
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0050-01-01
date_text
late 1st century-2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Stair Riser with Bacchanalian Scene,schist, 1st-2nd century AD, Swat.
dimensions
Depth: 5.2 cm, Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 46.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
South-East Asia, room 47a
historical_context_note
This relief depicts six figures dressed in Roman style, some holding drinking vessels and others holding plantain leaves (possibly for use as fans) The subject may represent the presentation of the future Buddha, Prince Siddhartha, to his bride or simply be a festive scene. The figures are flanked by two columns with Corinthian-style capitals. The tenons used to secure this relief are visible on the upper edge. It is reportedly from a site in the Buner region of the Swat valley.
historical_significance
history_note
Received from Prof. B.Rowland, Cambridge, Mass. USA. Historical significance: Formerly B.Rowland collection
id
25017
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:06.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:06.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
South-East Asia, room 47a, case 8
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Schist
museum_number
IS.3-1971
museum_number_token
is31971
object_number
O25041
object_type
Stair riser
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The panel illustrates three couples: the men are bearded, dressed in a tunic fastened over the left shoulder, with an overall over the belt, and booted. The women wear a belted dress, necklets and bracelets. (2) and (4) have their cloats draped over their left arms and shoulders; (6 ) has it over both shoulders, covering the right arm and hand, which holds it at the neck. Of the women, (2) may have held something in her missing left hand;(4) fingers her necklet; (6) holds a palm branch over her left shoulder. Of the men, (1) holds a lidded two-handled vessel in both hands; (3) has a palm branch over his left shoulder, his right hand held horizontally with forefinger and little finger extended. (5) holds tall footed cup in his right hand.
place
Swat Valley
primary_image_id
2006AU8868
production_note
Buner, Swat, Pakistan
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
stair-riser-stair-riser-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Stair riser
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
50