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Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Varanasi (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    IM.33-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 8

Physical description

Terracotta brick, modelled, in a countersunk panel, with the figure of a sleeping man on a seat. He has a Shaivite forehead mark.

Place of Origin

Varanasi (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Dimensions

Height: 4.875 in, Width: 3.5 in, Depth: 2 in

Object history note

One of ten examples (IM.31 to 40-1909) purchased from Mrs Kate Spencer in 1909, all architectural details in terracotta from the same Hindu temple in Varanasi.

Descriptive line

Brick; Architecture, terracotta, India

Production Note

From a Hindu temple at Varanasi

Categories

Hinduism; Architecture; Ceramics

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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