Crouching Dwarf Musician

Crouching Dwarf Musician

2nd-1st Century BC

India, Shunga Period

(c. 187-78 BC)


Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1983.79



Images of dwarfs referenced the fertility of the earth. With lush curling hair, portly full body, and visible genitals, this figure squats close to the earth and plays on a double flute pipe instrument.

See also
Indian Art - Sunga
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