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A mottled red sandstone double-sided relief with yakshis
A mottled red sandstone double-sided relief with yakshis

INDIA, MATHURA, SHUNGA PERIOD, 1ST CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

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A mottled red sandstone double-sided relief with yakshis
India, Mathura, Shunga period, 1st century BC - 1st century AD
One side with a yakshi standing with her hands on her hips, dressed in an ankle-length dhoti and adorned with a clasped belt, various jewelry, and a sash tied across the hips, her bountiful hair in long locks; the other side with a yakshi standing with her hands folded before her in adoration, adorned with numerous anklets and bracelets, a belt, sash, and ribbons draped over the elbows, the face flanked by large round earrings partially covered by the luxurious locks of hair
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Private Collection, Switzerland
Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, by early 1980s
Literature
International Asian Art Fair, New York, 2000

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