Fragmentary Coping Stone with Female

Fragmentary Coping Stone with Female
Artist:
India: Uttar Pradesh, Mathura
Date:
2nd century
Medium:
Sandstone 
Dimensions:
19 x 18 in. (48.3 x 45.7 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Drs. Robert and Ann Walzer 
Accession Number:
P.1999.07 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

This sculpture was once part of a Buddhist monument and depicts a beautiful woman within a trifoliate arch. The shape of this arch, known as a chaitya window and resembling a pointed horseshoe, became popular during the Kushana period (1st - 4th centuries).

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