- Place Made:
- Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara
- 3rd century
- 15-3/4 x 14 x 7 in. (40 x 35.6 x 17.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © The Norton Simon Foundation
Winged male figures such as this superb example were used to support the bases of structures, such as stupas. While the figure is modeled on the classical character Atlas, who was condemned to support the globe with both arms, the Indian version is given wings and raises only one arm.
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