University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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: 25cm
Width: 24cm
Depth: 6cm
Credit Line:Alexander Scott Expedition to India, 1915-1918
Other Number1 - 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. 1 (2)View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1930. Indian Sculpture: A Naga with a Flask. The University Museum Bulletin. 1 (2): 22-23. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22-23View Objects cited in this Publication

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