Box lid depicting a kinnara coupleOn display
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This lid is decorated with a kinnara loving couple, among luxuriant scrolls. Kinnaras (and female kinnaris) are semi-divine celestial beings, half human and half bird or animal.
Box lid depicting a kinnara couple
Date6th century AD (AD 501 - 600)
Gupta Period (AD 320 - 600)
Material and technique
Dimensions1.1 x 10.6 x 8.3 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Douglas and Mary Barrett, 2013.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
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Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 65