University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-64-248
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Kashmir
Huskapura
Date Made: 1506
Early Date: 1506
Late Date: 1506
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Stone
Iconography:Horse
Warrior
Inscription Language:Sanskrit
Height: 38 cm
Width: 48 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Credit Line:Alexander Scott Expedition to India, 1915-1918

Description

Relief of horseman. Slab of greenish grey stone with relief in flat low plane with edges cut straight back. Equestrian portrait of a warrior with bow and arrows, shield and sword, riding a horse richly caparisoned and covered with a richly decorated cloth. The incised inscription in the upper left corner is in corrupt Sanskrit written in a late variety of Sharada script known as Devāśeṣa. The date is clearly legible, "on Friday, the 9th, of the dark fortnight of Magha in the year 82." Dr. Coormaraswamy judges this to the 1506 CE. The piece was discovered at Huskapura, modern day Ushkur.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Pal, Pratapaditya. 2007. The Arts of Kashmir.. New York. Asia Society. pg. 223 p. : col. ill., maps ; 28 cm Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 64, fig. 48View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hasan, Mohibbul. 1959. Kashmir Under the Sultans.. Calcutta. Iran Society. pg. xii, 338 p. illus. 25 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 266View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Coomaraswamy, A. K. 1931. "Relief and Inscription from Kashmir". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 2. no. 6. pg. 202-206 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 202-206View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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