Mould for a plaque with a bejewelled goddess or yakshi (nature spirit) with female attendant

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  • Title

    Mould for a plaque with a bejewelled goddess or yakshi (nature spirit) with female attendant

  • Associated place

    Bengal (place of creation)
    Chandraketugarh (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    late 2nd century - early 1st century BC
  • Material and technique

    terracotta

  • Dimensions

    23.2 x 24 x 4 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum, 1993.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.35

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Glossary of terms

yakshi

Further reading

Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 135

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