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Relief

Object Number:29-64-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Mathura
Date Made: 1st Century - 2nd Century
Early Date: 0
Late Date: 199
Section:Asian
Materials:Mathura Sandstone
Red Sandstone
Technique:Relief
Carved
Iconography:Naga (Snake)
Abhaya Mudra
Flask
Height: 25 cm
Width: 24 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Credit Line:Alexander Scott Expedition to India, 1915-1918
Other Number:1 - Other Number
22 - Other Number

Description

Relief. Naga with a flask. Of the characteristic Mathura mottled sandstone. Standing Naga in human form with the right hand in abhaya mudra("fearlessness") and the left holding a small flask. Over the head rise seven cobra heads forming a sort of hood and giving the appearance of a halo.

Bibliography:

[Article] Brown, Norman. 1930. "Indian Sculpture: A Naga with a Flask". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 1. no. 2. pg. 22-23 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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