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Tile showing a woman carrying a pot

Date:
5th–6th century
Culture:
India (ancient kingdom of Kashmir, Harwan)
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm); W. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gifts in memory of Anthony Gardner, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.77
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236
This tile decorated the courtyard of an apsidal temple at Harwan, in Kashmir. perhaps occurred in relation to the emergence of Esoteric, or Vajrayana, Buddhism. Numerals in Kharoshthi script have been incised into the tile, presumably to aid its placement.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pala-Sena Period," 2007.

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