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Sarnath: Fighting Rider on Leogryph, 5th Century A.D. Delhi, National Museum

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sarnath: Fighting Rider on Leogryph, 5th Century A.D. Delhi, National Museum
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gupta Period;Sarnath Architect;stone sculpture;mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: A much livelier character is found in this relief of a battling warrior and his fantastic beast from Sarnath, where the sculptural tastes of the region remained at a fairly high level over many centuries from the time of King Asoka until this date, the 5th Century A.D. More ingenuity is evidenced in the composition illustrated here than in the previous example even though the subject matter is indeed more trivial, Mounted warriors or guards are common sights in the decoration of stupas, as for example at the Great Stupa at Sanchi, where they usually face the entrances or gateways like heraldic courtiers,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-907


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