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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:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey schist

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Imre Schwaiger, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


2nd century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Grey schist


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.


Hand carved

Subjects depicted



Sculpture; Architectural fittings


South & South East Asia Collection

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