Fragmentary relief of a bodhisattvaOn display
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This painted relief of a Bodhisattva formed part of the decoration of a wooden doorway.
Fragmentary relief of a bodhisattva
Date5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)
Material and technique
stucco, probably moulded, and painted
Dimensions14.4 x 10.2 x 3 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by A. F. R. Hoernle, 1903.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
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The painted relief of a Bodhisattva(?), probably moulded, formed part of the decoration of a wooden doorway. It is a composition of considerable elegance and characteristic of the achievements in alternative materials in a region where stone and certainly any tradition of working in stone, appear to have been non-existent.
In: Harle, J. C., and Andrew Topsfield, Indian Art in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1987)
Harle, J. C., and Andrew Topsfield, Indian Art in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1987), no. 36a on p. 28, illus. p. 28