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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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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 Wright
date_end
0199-12-31
date_start
0150-01-01
date_text
150-199 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Relief of two figures under caitya arches, grey schist, 1st Century AD, Swat Valley.
dimensions
Height: 0.135 m, Length: 0.245 m
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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. This is no. 111 in Barger's lists.
id
67015
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:44:23.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:44:23.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Carved grey schist
museum_number
IM.100-1939
museum_number_token
im1001939
object_number
O96218
object_type
sculptural relief
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physical_description
This badly weathered fragment of a relief is divided into two halves with a half column of Indo-Iranian style between two caitya arches. There is a figure beneath each one, standing in front of the architraves of doorways with decoration of a now unclear design.The arches are pointed and bear an inner fillet from which depend pairs of rounded motifs. The arches terminate in scrolled volutes from which hang cone-shaped fruits. The figure in the left hand arch is possibly a female wearing a knee-length tunic over an antariya with an uttariya flung over her left shoulder which she holds in her left hand, while holding up a bunch of flowers in her right hand. She is looking across to the male figure in the adjacent arch, who also turns his head towards her. He is standing with his left arm resting on his hip with the other one holding an object which may be another bunch of flowers. He is dressed in an antariya with an uttariya looped across his body and draped over his left shoulder.
place
Pakistan
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculptural-relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
updated
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year_end
199
year_start
150