Mirror handle with a figure of a yaksha, or nature spiritOn display
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Mirror handle with a figure of a yaksha, or nature spirit
Associated placeAsia India north India (place of creation)Asia India north India Uttar Pradesh Kaushambi district (probable) (probable place of creation)
Date1st century BC - 1st century AD (100 BC - AD 100)
Material and technique
Dimensions10.5 x 3.4 x 2 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Eric North Bequest Fund, 1991.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
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Glossary of terms
A semi-divine male nature spirit.
Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 88