A gray schist figure of Atlas
Gandhara, 3rd Century
The winged divinity seated on a domed plinth with one hand raised and the other resting on his knee, his head turned to the side with downcast eyes, with thick curly hair and beard, his outstretched wings incised with feathers and with remains of red pigment
7 in. (18.5 cm.) high
For similar examples in various attitudes, see W. Zwalf, A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, 1996, vol. II, pls. 355-68.