Nov 7, 2012

Double-Faced Crossbar from a Railing: Male Worshipper (recto)

Double-Faced Crossbar from a Railing: Male Worshipper (recto)

c. 150 BC

Part of a set. See all set records

Plum-colored sandstone

Overall: 55.9 x 66 cm (22 x 26 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1982.44.a


A well-dressed male figure, probably a nature divinity known as a yaksha, presses his hands together in a gesture of veneration in the center of the lotus medallion. An inscription in Brahmi script states that this section of the railing was the gift of a man named Mitra.

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