Fragmentary figure of a crouching yaksha, or nature spiritOn display
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This dwarfish yaksha fragment originally supported a larger standing figure of a yakshi (part of her foot still remains).
Fragmentary figure of a crouching yaksha, or nature spirit
Date2nd century AD (AD 101 - 200)
Kushan Period (AD 50 - 600)
Material and technique
Dimensions28 x 32 x 13 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
Glossary of terms
A semi-divine male nature spirit.
A semi-divine female nature spirit.
Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 101