Three Worshippers

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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.
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Barger and White
date_end
0199-12-31
date_start
0150-01-01
date_text
150-199 (made)
descriptive_line
Relief panel with three worshippers, greenish schist, 1st century AD, Swat valley.
dimensions
Height: 0.24 m, Length: 0.215 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 excavated during their expedition to the Swat valley in 1938. This is no. 318 in Barger's lists.
id
62384
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:22:21.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:22:21.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved schist
museum_number
IM.85-1939
museum_number_token
im851939
object_number
O93331
object_type
Relief sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This fragment shows three worshippers aligned one behind the other. The third one has no head and the lower part of the panel is badly damaged. They all wear antariya on their lower bodies and uttariya looped across their bodies and left shoulders. The central and hand figure have their hair knotted into top knots, that on the right has ribbed hair , while the central one has circular curls. The badly damaged left hand figure and the central one hold their hand together in the anjali position in adoration, while the man on the right holds up his right hand with the palm outermost against his chest. Both the surviving figures wear heavy bangles and neck jewellery comprising flat collars (kanthas) and breast chains, and cylindrical plug earrings.
place
Pakistan
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
three-worshippers-relief-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
Three Worshippers
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
199
year_start
150