University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Salabhanjika
Female
Arm
Height: 43.18cm
Width: 31.75cm
Thickness: 13.97cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Government Museum, Madras, India, 1930

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). There is also a braceleted bent hand of a female figure (yakshi or salabhanjika) 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.


Bibliography:

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

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