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Figure holding a mirror, gold with lac-filled base, Punjab, 1st-2nd centuryAD.
Height: 2 in, Width: 0.75 in
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.