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Wima Kadphises: Dated 6th year of Kanishka's reign, A.D. 134 or 150

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Wima Kadphises: Dated 6th year of Kanishka's reign, A.D. 134 or 150
Author(s): Rowland, Benjamin
Keywords: Mathura;Kushana portraits;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Represents Kanishka's predecessor sitting on a lion-throne, wearing the short tunic and heavy felt boots of Kushana kings, Only the breadth of shoulders and fullness of form suggest a continuation of the Indian figure style, The image has a massiveness and crudity immediately suggestive of fragmentary Parthian portrait-statues, The carving of the ornamental border of the cloth draped over the throne reveals an almost exact copy of the designs of woven silks from Palmyra,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-659


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