Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012

Male Figure

Male Figure

c. 100 BCE

Molded terracotta

Overall: 38.1 x 15.9 cm (15 x 6 1/4 in.)

Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund by exchange and Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1992.116


This idealized male figure appears to be the epitome of wealth and success—the attributes sought by a faithful devotee who performs regular worship at a sacred site. The bulbous turban with finely incised textile patterning is characteristic of the style from this period, as are the pinched facial features and the hem of the lower garment that swirls out around the legs.

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