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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
Presented by Barger and Wright
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Base of a statue, grey schist, 2nd century AD, Swat valley
dimensions
Height: 0.22 m, Length: 0.19 m, Height: 0.125 m base
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. 173 in Barger's lists
id
63324
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:27:14.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:27:14.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved grey schist
museum_number
IM.96-1939
museum_number_token
im961939
object_number
O94055
object_type
Sculptural plinth
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The carving consists of the base of a statue of which only two feet survive. The base is worked on its sides, which are no longer complete, with flame motifs. The front is carved with a representation of two monks venerating relics in a stupa(the left hand monk has lost his face). They are shown kneeling in three-quarter profile on either side of a stupa shrine with their hands together in the conventional anjali mudra position of adoration. The stupa in the centre rises from a square base to a domed harmika decorated with hanging lotus petals, above which there is an inverted pyramid supporting the chattravali of five parasols. This has a drapery either side fluttering from its apex which projects in front of the plinth on which the main statue stands.
place
Pakistan
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production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculptural-plinth-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-13T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100