Fragmentary Coping Stone with Female
- Place Made:
- India: Uttar Pradesh, Mathura
- 2nd century
- 19 x 18 in. (48.3 x 45.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Drs. Robert and Ann Walzer
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Museum
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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