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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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bibliography
Callieri, Pierfrancesco, Saidu Sharif I ( Swat, Pakistan); the Buddhist Sacred Area and Monastery, IsMEO, Rome, 1989, pp.153-155, fig. 125, c & d.
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Barger and Wright
date_end
0100-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century (made)
descriptive_line
Part of a relief frieze with groups of two figures between columns, grey schist, 1st Century AD, Swat Valley.
dimensions
Height: 7.3 cm, Length: 49.5 cm
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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. Two fragments of a frieze (S 1874 and S 1899) from the excavations of the monastic site at Saidu Sharif, near Mingora, Swat, also have birds with outstretched wings perched on vases.
id
63396
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:27:37.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:27:37.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved grey schist
museum_number
IM.87-1939
museum_number_token
im871939
object_number
O94012
object_type
Sculptural frieze
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physical_description
This fragment of a frieze is divided in sections, of which five remain, by means of Corinthian-type squat half columns. It is bounded by a simple ledge at the bottom and moulding on the top above a plain fillet carved with a double row of vertically grooved lotus petals. Each section contains different pairs of figures in apparent lively conversation wearing garments variously wrapped around them. In the extreme right, two birds with long tails are perched on the rim of a large rounded vase, with their wings extended behind them. The frieze tapers in thickness at each end and the top side has a crampslot and mortice.
place
Pakistan
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculptural-frieze-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
100
year_start
1