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Acquired in 1927 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Guy, John: 'Indian Temple Sculpture', London V&A Publication, 2007, p.41, pl.42. ISBN 9781851775095
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century to 2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Standing carved figure, red sandstone, Mathura, Eastern India, 1st-2nd centry.
dimensions
Depth: 2 in, Width: 3.75 in, Height: 9.25 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
Figure carved in full relief in red sandstone. The Yaksha faces to the front, the right arm being broken and the details of the sculpture worn smooth by weathering. Held supported in the crook of the left arm is a heavy staff and the hand holds the end of a garland or bag. He wears the loin cloth falling to the ground in front. Probably for Jain use.
historical_significance
history_note
Purchased from Imre Schwaiger in London in 1927. RP 1927/4502. The piece was acquired with IM 75.1927 (10 pounds each)
id
65908
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:39:05.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:39:05.000Z
latitude
27.49586
location
In Storage
longitude
77.67592
marks
materials
red sandstone
materials_techniques
Carved mottled red sandstone
museum_number
IM.76-1927
museum_number_token
im761927
object_number
O25120
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A standing figure which is much weathered may represent either a yaksha or Vasudeva as an early form of Vishnu. This robust figure carries a large club in the crook of his right arm, possibly as a gesture of protection to his devotees. This may identify him as Vasudeva, from whom the Vishnu cult figure evolved. The figure wears a turban with a top knot and rosette in the front, heavy earrings and a torque round his neck. His torso is bare, but he wears an antariya worn in kachcha style pleated in between the legs and held by a kayabandh at his hips with a long sash looped round his knees with the end hanging over his right arm below the elbow.
place
Mathura
primary_image_id
2006BF2733
production_note
Uttar Pradesh, India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
figure-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-12-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
Figure
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
1