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Mathura: Statue of a Woman, 2nd Century

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Mathura: Statue of a Woman, 2nd Century
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Mathura;Railing & pillar Sculpture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Here we see all the gracefulness and sensuality of Kusana art which excelled in the representations of full and slightly exaggerated forms, a method of bringing femininity to the fore, Even the veil attached to her belt contributed to the emphasis of the posture, the tribhanga, of this splendid creature, The proportions are illogical, one leg is longer than the other, the thighs are not equally thick: but these are deliberate effects of the artist to render his statue more pleasing and graceful, The statue formed part of the upright of a railing, The other part, on the right, represents a forest deity in a charming pose, full of grace and movement, -- Same as previous slide,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-692


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