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A red sandstone railing pillar with a yakshi
A red sandstone railing pillar with a yakshi

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

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A red sandstone railing pillar with a yakshi
India, Mathura, Shunga period, 1st century BC - 1st century AD
The faceted shaft very finely carved with the upper body of a yakshi adorned with beaded jewelry, the hair falling in long braided locks, clutching at the fronds of a tree resplendent with hanging fruit, all surmounted by an attendant holding a garland
20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, by mid 1990s

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