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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Presented by Barger and White
date_end
0100-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century (made)
descriptive_line
Upper right corner of relief slab with spectators, grey schist, 1st century AD, Swat Valley.
dimensions
Height: 10.5 cm, Length: 18 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
Ackermann suggests that the complete slab may have incorporated a representation of the Great Departure of the Buddha from Kapilavastu.
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 was No. 75 in Barger's lists.
id
63595
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:28:27.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:28:27.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved grey schist
museum_number
IM.91-1939
museum_number_token
im911939
object_number
O94035
object_type
architectural sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This fragment is probably the upper right hand corner of a door frame, in the architrave of which are carved the heads and upper bodies of three females, who are probably divinities as they are shown with aureoles behind their heads (two circular ones and an inverted crescent-shaped one on the left). The two females on the right,who are looking towards each other, appear to be holding sceptres in their two outer arms and a bunch of lotus blossoms and a circular object respectively in their other inner hands. The third female on the left has a damaged right hand, as well as an abraded face, as does the middle one. A chubby, winged putto stretches out at the corner to grasp an end of drapery. Below him there is the top half of a figure in profile with an inclined head and damaged arms and hands which were probably formerly held together in adoration.
place
Pakistan
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
architectural-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
100
year_start
1