Pakistan: Sculptures



Ingholt, Harald

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[Description on three cards] [1] Man in Iranian, not Indian costume, caftan and high boots, sceptre in right hand, purse in left, Female holds cornucopia (all born unclean to Indians), No children, but coins pouring out in orderly manner, Bachofer has postulated they represent the Iranian divinities Farro and Ardokhsho, introduced by the later Kusanas (Kaniska II) as a gesture against the overpowering influence of India and its religions, (Source: Harold Ingholt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, ill, 345), [2] Appearing amid acanthuses on base that once probably supported Buddha in meditation, When Maya tried to dislodge Siddharta by physical force, he called the earth goddess to witness his right to remain, She first trembled in six ways, rumbled, and, "cleaving the earth which she shakes, she appears halfway out of the ground": last represented here, (Source: Harold Ingholt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, N,Y, Pantheon Books, 1957, ill, 346), [3] Seated on four-legged throne is goddess clad in chiton and himation, In left hand, cornucopia, right hidden in mantle, on head is a low polos, May be a local version of Demeter or an early Hariti, On stratigraphic grounds this statuette has been dated in the first century A.D. -- [1] Sculpture from Sahri Bahlol, The Tutelory [sic] Couple (Compare with Pancita and Hariti), [2] The Earth Goddess, [3] Sculpture: from Sirkap, demeter: Hariti,


Gandhara Sculpture, Reliefs, stone sculpture, book scan





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