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Stupa Fragment

Frieze

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Object Number:
30-61-7
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Indian
Buddhist
Provenience:
India
Amaravati
Period:
Late Andhra
Date Made:
2nd Century
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
199
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Stone
Technique:
Relief
Carved
Iconography:
Bodhi Tree
Chatra
Female
Arm
Description:
Fragment from a frieze slab from stupa. Slab once faced the great stupa or subsidiary buildings. Fragment depicts in relief on the left a portion of a bodhi tree surrounded by a chatra(umbrella); a braceleted bent hand of a female figure (yakshi or salabhanjaka) appears to the right of the tree below a wide border composed of floral patterns in squares; the elbow of the figure touches the tree while her hand supports the border.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Government Museum, Madras, India

Bibliography:

[Book] Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. 1923. Portfolio of Indian Art; objects selected from the collections of the museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: bibliography; fig. 103
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