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Relief panel - Relief panel

Relief panel

  • Object:

    Relief panel

  • Place of origin:

    Swat Valley (made)

  • Date:

    2nd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey schist

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Imre Schwaiger through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    IM.197-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This badly damaged fragment shows two men eagerly making music. The one on the left holds a syrinx to his mouth with both hands. His face is flaked off. He wears a large cloak and covers his body in a wide swirl. The figure on the right is a drummer shown in profile. The head is destroyed as are parts of his right arm and his right leg.

Place of Origin

Swat Valley (made)

Date

2nd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Grey schist

Dimensions

Height: 0.30 m, Length: 0.175 m

Object history note

Given by I. Schwaiger

Descriptive line

Relief showing two musicians, grey schist, 2nd century AD, Swat valley Gandhara.

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

p. 97, pl. XXXIIa
Ackermann, Hans Christoph. Narrative Stone Reliefs from Gandhara in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Catalogue and Attempt at a Stylistic History. Reports and Memoirs. Director of the Series Giuseppe Tucci. Volume XVII. IsMEO, Rome, 1975.

Production Note

Swat Valley, Gandhara.

Techniques

Hand carved

Subjects depicted

Buddhist

Categories

Sculpture; Architectural fittings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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