Fragment of railing

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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
A sample of the stone, when analysed by Mineralogy Dept. of Natural History Museum in 1950 was found to compare exactly with the stone of the 'Sanchi Torso', IM 184-1910. The piece was bought as part of Lot 192, Sotheby sale on 1 August 1939. The 'Vipan' collection is mentioned with reference to the same sale
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Red sandstone, Mathura, Kushan?, c. 2nd century AD
dimensions
Width: 14 in, Height: 14 1/2 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
The railing is of the mortised type of design, copied in the form of a monolith. The fragment includes parts of two uprights and parts of two crossbars. The former are carved in relief, that to the left depicting a male figure holding a sword in his right hand and a trisula symbol (?) in the left hand; before his stands another figure, badly damaged. The second upright depicts a bird (perhaps a peocock) in relief, now badly damaged.
historical_significance
history_note
Purchased from Sotheby's in 1939, formerly in the possession of Baron Ow-Wachendorf. RP 39/3505,
id
25040
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:11.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:11.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Carved Red Sandstone
museum_number
IM.161-1939
museum_number_token
im1611939
object_number
O25079
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Mathura area, India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
fragment-of-railing-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Fragment of railing
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100