Portion of a frieze

2006bf1834 jpg l

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Acquired in 1927 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
c. 2nd century AD (made)
descriptive_line
Terracotta, Mathura, Kushan, c. 2nd century AD
dimensions
Height: 8 in, Width: 5.5 in, Depth: 3.725 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
Within the left half of a deeply sunk niche are seated a male and a female figure in high relief, on a ball-legged bench. The woman is placed crosswise on the man's lap with her left arm encircling his shoulder and the right hand raised to his cheek. She wears a hip girldle and earrings only. The man supports the woman's breasts with his left hand. A Bacchanalian lovescene for Jain use.
historical_significance
history_note
Purchased from the dealer, Imre Schwaiger, New Bond St, London W1.
id
25042
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:11.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:11.000Z
latitude
27.49586
location
In Storage
longitude
77.67592
marks
materials
terracotta
materials_techniques
Moulded terracotta
museum_number
IM.77-1927
museum_number_token
im771927
object_number
O25081
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This fragment of a stone frieze shows a woman sitting on a man's lap within a round-headed niche set within the fragmentary remains of a trabeated architectural arcade. The man is seated on a diapered cushion on a bench with one extant baluster leg. He appears to be wearing a ribbed circular head dress with heavy circular earrings and a torque necklace, together with heavy bracelets and anklets. He is sitting aslant the bench gazing at the woman on her knee, while cupping her breasts in his left hand. She is swivelling her head to the left to look at some unidentified object she is holding in her right hand. She is wearing bracelets and anklets and a decorated kayabandh(a thick jewelled roll worn over the hips). The niche has a plain outline set within an arcade of which one plain pilaster with a simple inverted foliate base and a convex capital under two plain mouldings which support the straight lintel.
place
Mathura
primary_image_id
2006BF1834
production_note
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
portion-of-a-frieze-sculpture
sys_updated
2014-01-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
moulding
title
Portion of a frieze
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100