Relief fragment depicting the female warrior Yavani guarding the Buddha's relics

On display

In this relief fragment, the draped urn containing the ashes of the Buddha stands on a throne with an altar in front. A female warrior stands guard.

Details

  • Title

    Relief fragment depicting the female warrior Yavani guarding the Buddha's relics

  • Associated place

    Gandhara (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd - 3rd century AD (AD 101 - 300)
    Kushan Period (AD 50 - 600)
  • Material and technique

    grey schist

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    with mount 21 x 18 x 5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    19 x 18 x 5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1997.

  • Museum location

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

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1997.14

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Further reading

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 22 on p. 51

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