Bust Within a Lotiform Niche
- Place Made:
- India: Uttar Pradesh, Gupta period
- 6th century
- 8-3/4 x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © The Norton Simon Foundation
Terracotta panels, including ones with aristocratic male and female figures peering out of small arched windows or niches, were an integral part of brick architecture of the Gupta period (320–c. 500). However, this small male bust was more likely used for household decoration. The narrow face, sensuous features, large earrings and wig-like hairstyle indicate a member of the urban class rather than a divine figure.
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