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Cosmetic dish

Cosmetic dish

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Schist

  • Museum number:

    IS.60-1948

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cosmetic dish with upper portion showing a carving of a woman seated on a sea-monster. The lower part, which occupies less than half its total area is broken away. Gandhara region, 1st or 2nd century A.D. The reverse is plain. This motif, as shwon by Buchthal, is derived from Western sources.
Bibliography, The Western Aspects of Gandhara Sculptures, proceedings of the British Academy Vol. XXXI, Fig.5.

Materials and Techniques

Schist

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 cm

Object history note

Bought from Maj. Genl. H.L.Haughton C.B., C.I.E., C.B.E., 1948.

Descriptive line

Domestic, schist, Gandhara

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Western Aspects of Gandhara Sculptures, proceedings of the British Academy Vol. XXXI, Fig.5.
no. 41
Haworth-Booth, Mark; Indian Sculpture: A Travelling Exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1971

Categories

Stoneware; Make-up

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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