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Ornamental dish - Ornamental Dish

Ornamental Dish

  • Object:

    Ornamental dish

  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (made)

  • Date:

    1st century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steatite. Brown schistose material

  • Credit Line:

    Given by M. Longworth Dames.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A woman struggling with a bearded man. This probably derives from classical mythology common in Hellenistic art where the subject of a nymph being ravished by a satyr is a common one.

Place of Origin

Gandhara (made)


1st century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Steatite. Brown schistose material


Diameter: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Palette with Nymph and Satyr, 1st century AD, Gandhara

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

Kushan Sculptures, Images from Early India, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1986.
No. 43
Haworth-Booth, Mark; Indian Sculpture: A Travelling Exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1971

Production Note


Attribution note: The stone has been identified by Mr. Jobbins of the Geological Museum as Pyrophyllite with a little kaolinite as impurity. 2.12.1960.




South & South East Asia Collection

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