Fragmentary figure of a mourner

On display

This expressive grieving figure may be a mourner from a scene of the death of the Buddha (Mahaparinirvana).

Details

  • Title

    Fragmentary figure of a mourner

  • Associated place

    Gandhara (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    schist

  • Dimensions

    with mount 14.5 x 11 x 7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    11 x 11 x 7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1999.

  • Museum location

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

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1999.33

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Further reading

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 21 on p. 50

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