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Ahichchatra: Panel, 5th-6th Centuries A.D. Delhi, National Museum

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Ahichchatra: Panel, 5th-6th Centuries A.D. 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: A very interesting and even comical combination of goddess and horse bearing another deity appears on a panel from Ahichchatra carved in the 5th-6h centuries, Large figures fill the space of the panel completely, and no open spaces are left without some detailing contributing to the setting of the scene, Carving is very rich in addition to being beautifully finished while the combination of frontal and three-quarter views for the figures indicates three-dimensional space with a good degree of control, Some scholars are inclined to call these Later Guptan reliefs clumsy because the figures in them do not have the fine proportions of Buddha statuary, It may be that this voluminous treatment of form was considered more applicable to such themes, They are in any case quite robust,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/163604
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-837

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