Head of a grimacing yaksha, or nature spirit

On display

Details

  • Title

    Head of a grimacing yaksha, or nature spirit

  • Associated place

    Mathura (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd - 3rd century AD (AD 101 - 300)
    Kushan Period (AD 50 - 600)
  • Material and technique

    mottled pink sandstone

  • Dimensions

    25.5 x 25.3 x 11.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1994.

  • Museum location

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

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1994.95

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Glossary of terms

yaksha

Further reading

Topsfield, Andrew, ‘Indian Art at the Ashmolean Museum’, Oriental Art, 43/4, (Winter 1997-1998), p. 28, illus. p. 25 fig. 6

Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 102

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