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Sculpture

  • Object:

    Sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (Sheikh Yusuf, Made)

  • Date:

    1st Century BC - 1st Century AD (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    IS.24-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case R, shelf 3

Physical description

Mother Goddess figurine. The figure is depicted in a rigid upright pose, with elaborate ornamented headdress and heavy necklaces.

Place of Origin

Gandhara (Sheikh Yusuf, Made)

Date

1st Century BC - 1st Century AD (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 cm, Width: 5.7 cm, Depth: 2.7 cm maximum

Object history note

Bought from the D.H.Gordon collection, 1951.

D.H.Gordon, The Mother Goddess of Gandhara, Antiquity, March 1937 Pl.II, centre.

Descriptive line

Mother Goddess, terracotta, 1st century BC, Gandhara.

Production Note

Sheikh Yusuf, Gandhara, Pakistan

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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