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Relief - Relief

Relief

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (made)

  • Date:

    2nd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey schist

  • Credit Line:

    Langford Jones Bequest

  • Museum number:

    IS.183-1949

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This relief shows a bridled horse in profile pacing towards the left. On its back sits a rider holding the reins. Only the rider's left leg and left hand are visible. Parts of two figures are visible in outline, in the background, one behind holding a banner or parasol and one behind the horse's head..

Place of Origin

Gandhara (made)

Date

2nd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Grey schist

Dimensions

Height: 0.235 m, Length: 0.11 m

Object history note

Given by Langford Jones.

Descriptive line

Relief showing horse with rider, grey schist, 2nd century AD, Gandhara.

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

pp./89-90, pl. XXVIc
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

Gandhara.

Techniques

Hand carved

Subjects depicted

Buddhist

Categories

Sculpture; Animals and Wildlife

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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