Nov 7, 2012

Double-Faced Crossbar from a Railing: Female Figure (verso)

Double-Faced Crossbar from a Railing: Female Figure (verso)

c. 150 BC

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Plum-colored sandstone

Overall: 55.9 x 66 cm (22 x 26 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1982.44.b


The bust of a female figure in the center of the lotus medallion grasps a cluster of round flowers, probably kadamba, in her right hand. An embroidered coif crisscrosses over her head, and a lotus-shaped medallion ornaments her brow. Like a yakshi, or nature divinity, she embodies life-giving forces of nature.

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