Box Lid with a Phoenix
- ca. 5th century
- Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
- W. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Bequest of Samuel Eilenberg, 1998
- Accession Number:
Box lids are rare examples of nonreligious art of the fifth century, little of which has survived. They are closely related in style and imagery. Their dating is based on the decorative scrolls of the Gupta period.