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Mathura: Sculptured slab, dated in the 10th year of Kanishka's reign

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Mathura, Uttar Pradesh)
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T05:53:48Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T05:53:48Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-683
dc.identifier.otherIA-762
dc.identifier.otherIA-762
dc.identifier.other17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/163451
dc.descriptionKushan railing pillars show the most attentive originality of all Kushan sculpture at Mathura, especially when the carving involved human figures: principally females: in the scenes collectively termed 'palace amusements', It was the popular belief that the god Indra in heaven enjoyed various pastimes with his palace nymphs, and this form of amusements became archetypal for kings on earth, Numerous motifs expressed the delights of palace living, among them drinking wine with female companions, enjoying music, dancing and playing at sports, Either the first or second of these examples could be the scene represented in our slide, Mathuran railing pillars give a rich display of royal life at that time, The carvings are handled with a sureness of spatial relationships characteristic in mature Mathuran sculpture, -- London, British Museum,
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectMathura
dc.subjectReliefs
dc.subjectstone sculpture
dc.subjectmounted transparency set
dc.titleMathura: Sculptured slab, dated in the 10th year of Kanishka's reign
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-05-24T05:53:48Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
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