Fragmentary figure of a warrior

On display

This fragmentary figure may represent one of the warriors of Mara, who tried to prevent the Buddha from attaining his Enlightenment.

Details

  • Title

    Fragmentary figure of a warrior

  • Associated place

    Gandhara (place of creation)
    Hadda (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)
    Kushan Period (AD 50 - 600)
  • Material and technique

    stucco, with traces of red pigment

  • Dimensions

    with mount 15 x 7.8 x 6.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    12 x 9.5 x 5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1996.

  • Museum location

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

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1996.58

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Further reading

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 109 on p. 139

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