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Sculpture

Sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    Pakistan (Captain Hay provided grid references for this and the further 22 objects which were acquired at the same time by the museum (I.S. 313-316, 318-335- 1951). The excavations took place near Kafir Kot in the Peshawar District of the Khyber Agency, North West Frontier, now in Pakistan., excavated)

  • Date:

    5th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lime composition.

  • Museum number:

    IS.317-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A female head with a headcloth and a headband (the latter with a fringe of pendant discs) and wavy locks of hair either side of her face and heavy ovoid earrings. The face with heavy eye lids and fleshy lips is moulded and other parts are modelled. .

Place of Origin

Pakistan (Captain Hay provided grid references for this and the further 22 objects which were acquired at the same time by the museum (I.S. 313-316, 318-335- 1951). The excavations took place near Kafir Kot in the Peshawar District of the Khyber Agency, North West Frontier, now in Pakistan., excavated)

Date

5th Century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lime composition.

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in, Width: 4 in

Object history note

One of a collection of objects excavated by Captain John Hay , I.S.313-335-1951, who supplied a note on the location retained in the Museum's registered papers of the several sites he dug whence came this collection. However, there are not specific locations for the individual objects.

Descriptive line

Female head, lime composition, 5th century, Gandhara.

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

Commemorative catalogue of R.A. Indian Exhibition, 1947/8 No.144
H.Ingholt, Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, 1928, plates 13, 14 and 15.

Techniques

Modelling; Technique; Moulding; Moulding; Technique; Modelling

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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