Sanchi: Stupa 1, Gate Guardian
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Sanchi: Stupa 1, Gate Guardian|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||Called dvarapalas, these are extremely widespread in Indian iconography, They are always armed and are supposed to protect the sanctuary from evil spirits, Shows the warrior outfit of the period: spear, quiver, cape, wide necklace and multiple bracelets, He wears a loin cloth, Hairstyle is characteristic of the period, It is really the portrait of a man, not some exceptional being, Treatment of the body is stylised, and proportions are remarkable,|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-278|
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