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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Gandharan, Northern Pakistan
Title:Prince Siddhartha's Renunciation
Date Made:Kushan dynasty (1st-3rd century), 2nd century
Type:Sculpture
Materials:gray schist
Place Made:India
Measurements:overall: 7 1/8 x 18 1/16 x 2 7/8 in.; 18.0975 x 45.8788 x 7.3025 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 1958.9
Credit Line:Gift of Ivan B. Hart
1958_9.jpg

Description:
elaborately carved long arch with central scene of man getting out of bed holding a sleeping woman with a standing figure at both ends of bed near a crouching figure at left and right under lower segment of arch; man; woman; furniture

Label Text:
This architectural fragment is probably from a stupa. It could possibly be the lower part of a trefoil arch motif.

Tags:
men; women; mythology; Buddhism; narrative

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