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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,1210.1

  • Description

    Architectural bracket in the form of a yakṣī clasping a tree; carved in beige sandstone; abraded.

  • Date

    • 1stC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 centimetres
    • Width: 47 centimetres
    • Depth: 18 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Blurton 1992:
    Although from a Buddhist monument, this sculpture illustrates a constant theme found in Hindu - indeed all Indian - architectural sculpture. The combination of a beautiful, jewelled, near-naked woman with a flowering tree, and the use of the whole ensemble as a structural element, ensures a protective auspiciousness for the building.

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  • Bibliography

    • Koezuka (1994) Cat. no. 12 bibliographic details
    • Willis 2000 no. 1 bibliographic details
    • Blurton 1992 p.162, fig.103 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1842,1210.1

COMPASS Title: Sandstone figure of Shalabhanjika Yakshi

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COMPASS Title: Sandstone figure of Shalabhanjika Yakshi

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