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Fragment of a capital - Fragment of a Capital

Fragment of a Capital

  • Object:

    Fragment of a capital

  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (made)

  • Date:

    1st century-3rd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Talcose Schist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Three architectural details from the ruins of a monastery at Takht-i-Bahi.

Top: Portion of a Tee surmounting a votive stupa (IS 3290-1883)
Centre: Portion of a cornice. ( IS 3294-1883)
Bottom: Portion of an acanthus-leaf capital. (IS 3292-1883)

Place of Origin

Gandhara (made)


1st century-3rd century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Talcose Schist


Height: 5 in, Length: 21 in, Width: 7 in

Object history note

Presented by the Punjab Government

Descriptive line

Portion of a Capital - Talcose Schist, 1st-3rd century AD, near Peshawar, Gandhara.

Production Note

Takht-i-Bahi in the Yusufzai Country on the Punjab-Afghan Frontier, near Peshawar. Gandhara

Subjects depicted



South & South East Asia Collection

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