University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-64-240
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Buddhist
Indian (uncertain)
Provenience: Gandhara
Date Made: 1st Century-2nd Century
Early Date: 0
Late Date: 199
Section:Asian
Materials:Slate
Technique:Bas Relief
Carved
Iconography:Atlas?
Winged Figure
Height: 16.5cm
Width: 14cm
Credit Line:Alexander Scott Expedition to India, 1915-1918

Description

Micaceous slate bas relief of 'Atlas' figure in a frame. Alexander Scott says 'Winged god or Yaskha, a characteristic specimen of early Buddhistic temple decoration, enclosed viz. sank in a filleted frame, with dog-tooth pattern in one side of stone.'


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