Transportation of Buddha's relics

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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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SSEA
credit
Presented by Barger and Wright
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
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Fragment of a relief illustrating the transportation of the Buddha's relics, grey schist, 2nd century AD, Swat Valley.
dimensions
Height: 0.205 m, Length: 0.22 m
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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 excavated during their expedition to the Swat valley in 1938. This is No 117 in Barger's lists.
id
62377
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last_checked
2014-08-29T23:22:19.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:22:19.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
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materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved grey schist
museum_number
IM.83-1939
museum_number_token
im831939
object_number
O93321
object_type
Relief sculpture
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physical_description
This roughly square panel is badly damaged with much of the relief carving having been broken off leaving only outlines of the design in certain places. It shows a rider carrying a reliquary riding a camel shown in profile. The head of the camel is missing as is that of the rider, but the outlines can still be discerned. The camel has shaggy hair down the front of its neck and is caparisoned with a rosette on its left shoulder. The rider is wearing an antariya with a frilly edge and an uttariya flowing out behind him from his shoulder. There are two accompanying figures; that on the left is now only blocked out in outline between the rider and the camels' neck. The other figure is a warrior (his head is also missing) holding a lance. He is dressed in armour with a skirt of rectangular plaques in two tiers above his antariya worn in kancha style tucked up between his legs. There is a fixing pinhole under the rear part of the camel's belly.
place
Pakistan
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rights
3
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slug
transportation-of-buddhas-relics-relief-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-13T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
Transportation of Buddha's relics
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100