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Bharhut: Vriksini

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Bharhut: Vriksini
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Bharhut;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This seems to be a tree deity, holding on to a branch with her uplifted arm, just like the Buddha's mother giving birth, The details of the hair styles are clearer here: the women wear long tresses into which they have fixed flowers and leaves, The face is still expressionless: There are clear indiactions of tattooing, half-moons, ribbons and little diamonds, The hair is braided with two fillets of decorated material, As in present day India, fashion seems to demand that women should have low foreheads, The custom of plaits still exists also, The breasts are here uncovered,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-246


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