31 March 2005
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN ESTATE
A Double-sided Red Sandstone Fragment of a Woman
India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, circa 2nd Century
Both sides similarly depicting the lower body with a flared sash at left and remains of chained belt; marked with an accession number 1931 on reverse
8 in. (20.2 cm.) high
Collection of Prince and Princess Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, acquired in 1958.
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