Plate with a Scene of Revelry

Plate with a Scene of Revelry

400s

Silver with alloy of tin and lead with traces of gilding

Diameter: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1972.71

Description

This rare example of a silver plate from the Gupta period in India depicts the celebration of a spring festival. Figures made during this period are characterized by smooth and rounded body contours and short hairstyles with rows of curls. Though crowded, the masterful composition appears harmoniously unified in its two-tiered circular arrangement of figures.

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