Relief Fragment

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Acquired in 1913 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Gift of Mr. Imre Schwaiger through The Art Fund
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0200-01-01
date_text
3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Fragment showing four worshippers, grey schist, 3rd century AD, Swat Valley, Gandhara.
dimensions
Height: 0.32 m, Length: 0.11 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Given by I.Schwaiger
id
42053
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:11:05.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:11:05.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
IM.198-1913
museum_number_token
im1981913
object_number
O86700
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Only the right side of this relief is preserved: it contains secondary figures facing left. There are four worshippers, graded by two and two. Large portion of the two on the left have been destroyed. In the foreground on the right stands an aged ascetic with bent knees facing left, wearing only a dhoti. His thin and bony right leg is set forward. The upper part of his body is extremely thin with his belly drawn in. In his left hand he holds a water gourd. He is bearded with long tangled hair staring towards the middle of the scene. Behind him stands another youthful ascetic with his hands joined in worship. His hair is gathered in bun and piled on the top of his head. On the left are two figures almost destroyed except for the cloaks they are wearing.
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Swat Valley, Gandhara
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-fragment-relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
hand carved
title
Relief Fragment
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
200