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Nāgadanta or stupa peg with a male protome. The figure emerges from the waist upwards out of acanthus leaves at the end of a short horizontal tenon. The head is oval with small, rounded, protruding eyes and the hairline seems formed of an undulating stalk in front of indistinct curls. An uttarīya with very summarily marked folds runs to the right hip from the left shoulder, where it also forms a horizontal semi-loop. The damaged hands join, but not apparently palm to palm. At the back a short damaged volute, roughly like that on BM 1959.0717.1, ends behind the head, but beneath and on the edge of the volute are coverts and flight feathers clumsily rendered with their pointed outline also connected by broad grooves across the back.
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Diameter: 7 centimetres (at tenon)
Height: 8.50 centimetres
Width: 3.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
For a peg of similar type but better workmanship see Turin Butkara 7500 (Turin, 1963: no. and fig. 86).
- Not on display
- 1.Light grey-green schist, chipped, gashed and scratched.
2.End of tenon appears original, its sides and top more or less smooth, but sides have light horizontal incised lines bisected by two vertical lines.
3.At bottom a paper label with findspot in ink.
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