Figure holding a mirror

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Acquired in 1948 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
H. Buchtal, " The Haughton Collection of Gandhara Sculpture ", The Burlington Magazine, Vol LXXXVI, 1945, p.66 and pl.1A Guy, J., and Swallow, D., (eds). ‘Arts of India: 1550-1900’. London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1990. ISBN 1851770224. p.23, no.7. J. C. Harle in S.Stronge (ed) A Golden Treasury. Jewellery of the Indian Subcontinent, Victoria and Albert Museum / Mapin, 1988, no.2
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century-2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Figure holding a mirror, gold with lac-filled base, Punjab, 1st-2nd centuryAD.
dimensions
Height: 2 in, Width: 0.75 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
This diminutive figure may have decorated a hair pin or served as the finial to a hand mirror of the type being held by the figure itself. The figure reflects the stylistic cross-currents at work in the north-western region in the Kusana period : the posture and dress are clearly Hellenistic in inspiration and she stands on an Indian style lotus base.
historical_significance
history_note
id
25018
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:06.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:06.000Z
latitude
30.8603
location
In Storage
longitude
72.374298
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold, with lac-filled base
museum_number
IS.13-1948
museum_number_token
is131948
object_number
O25042
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The figure stands on a lotus pedestal, holding the mirror in her left hand. The right hand rests on her hip.
place
Taxila
primary_image_id
production_note
Taxila (?), Punjab, Pakistan Buddhist (?)
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
figure-holding-a-mirror-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Figure holding a mirror
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
1