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Standing Woman

Standing Woman

c. 50-200

Ivory

Overall: 8 x 3.3 cm (3 1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.105

Description

This ivory carving was made In India as a facing for wooden furniture, which disintegrated, leaving only the ivory veneers. Most of the imagery is life-affirming and auspicious, as seen in the image of a young woman. Indian ivory-faced furnishings--along with lacquer boxes from China and painted glass from Rome--were found in an extraordinary deposit of luxury goods at a site called Begram.

See also
Collection: 
Indian Art - Kushan
Type of artwork: 
Ivory
Medium: 
Ivory

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