Kanishka [portrait]

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Rowland, Benjamin

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Sole examples of portrait sculpture known in ancient India, Forman influence? Inscription reads 'The great King, the King of Kings, His Majesty Kanishka', Frontal, with hands resting on sword and mace, Headless, but could reconstruct the image by adding the massive bearded head with peaked hat from coin-portraits, Clad in a stiff mantle and heavy padded boots of a type still found in Gilgit, This unsuitable costume perhaps assumed for ceremonial purposes,

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Mathura, Kushana portraits, stone sculpture, book scan

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Basham Collection

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1953

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This 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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