c. AD 50–200
Overall: 7.2 x 5.3 cm (2 13/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.104
This ivory carving was made to sheath wooden furniture made in India for trade along the Silk Road, which stretched from Rome to China. One lady adjusts the coiffure of another; a wicker stool is between them. 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.
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