19 September 2002
A Rare Pair of Red Sandstone Crossbars
India, Mathura, circa 2nd Century
With rounded sides, each carved in the center with an animal roundel of a lion and a sea monster
Each circa 17 in. (43 cm.) wide
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These crossbars would have formed parts of a stupa railing. For another example with a fish-tailed makara, see S. Gorakshkar, Animal in Indian Art, 1977, cat. no. 25.
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