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Sivagan's Feasting, Gupta Period, New Delhi, National Museum

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sivagan's Feasting, Gupta Period, New Delhi, National Museum
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Gupta Period
Gupta Sculpture
General
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Female figures were the object of much admiration and attention on the part of Mathuran sculptures [sic] in the Kushan period, and their beauty is even more greatly refined by the Guptan artists, Yakshi figures, necessary sculptural additions to stupas, were the physical prototypes for most female images whatever their specific roles happened to be, In our slide, an interesting female and child (or dwarf, possibly) group is shown, supposedly participants at a feast, The female is a Yakshi type with less adornment, however, and in a less exotic frame of mind, The treatment of the stone in this case bears resemblance to earlier Kushan sculpture, which based its planning of the sculptured planes on geometrically treated units: note the facial features and hair in this respect, Overall, though, the body is not rigid and is handled quite plastically for its particular pose,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/163583
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-816

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