relief panel

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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Barger, E. and Wright, P., ‘Excavations in Swat and Explorations in the Oxus Territories of Afghanistan, a detailed report of the 1938 expedition’, Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India, vol. 64, Calcutta, 1941, No 170.p.23. pl.VII,fig. 3.
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Presented by Barger and Wright
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0250-01-01
date_text
late 3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Relief panel, possibly a step riser, with amorini bearing garlands, grey schist, late 3rd Century AD, Swat valley.
dimensions
Height: 0.155 m, Length: 0.78 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Acquired from Evert Barger, Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Bristol and Philip Wright, V&A Museum, as part of the collection of finds from Swat excavated during their expedition to the Swat valley in 1938. It is described as a riser, as it conforms to the types of risers found at Jamalgarhi, now in the British Museum, but no evidence of steps was discovered during the excavation.
id
61838
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:19:24.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:19:24.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved grey schist
museum_number
IM.72A-1939
museum_number_token
im721939
object_number
O92894
object_type
Relief panel
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This relief panel may have been a step riser. The projecting base with a half round moulding supports the carved relief of a row of amorini supporting a garland set within a carved frame consisting of a plain border with saw tooth ornamentation running along the top and over two end panels carved with a zig-zag pattern enclosing half rosettes. The figures are carved set back within the plane of the borders. Five of the chubby figures, two of which appear to be naked, hold up an undulating garland while four further ones are shown behind in its dipping loops. They are wearing loosely twisted turbans with topknots. and anklets above their feet. All are playing musical instruments; variously from the left a rattle worked with a foot, the pipes of Pan, a trumpet-like instrument, a tambourine, a flute, two indeterminate instruments, cymbals and a drum. The fat garland is made up of pointed leaves bound with a ribbon, but the second loop from the right is carved with beaded ridges and criss-crossed segments. Three mango-like fruits are draped over two of the dipping loops alternating with tassels and splayed-out drapery. Both ends of the garland terminate in what resembles the hind legs of a quadruped.
place
Swat
primary_image_id
production_note
Swat Valley (Chinabara)
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-panel-relief-panel-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-27T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
relief panel
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
250