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Relief - Relief

Relief

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (made)

  • Date:

    1st century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey schist

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Barger and Wright

  • Museum number:

    IS.136-1961

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This fragment is part of a two-storey frieze, showing seven male figures in discussion, with a gnarled tree in between. All the men wear Iranian costume: a girdled upper garment almost touching the knees; underneath this, trousers, and a cloak placed around both shoulders.

Place of Origin

Gandhara (made)

Date

1st century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Grey schist

Dimensions

Height: 0.11 m, Length: 0.29 m

Object history note

Given by Barger and Wright.

Descriptive line

Fragment of a curve frieze showing a cortege of men in discussion, grey schist, 1st century AD, Swat Valley, Gandhara.

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

p. 54, pl. VIa
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.

Materials

Schist

Techniques

Hand carved

Categories

Sculpture; Buddhism; Architectural fittings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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