Box Lid with a Phoenix
ca. 5th century
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
W. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Bequest of Samuel Eilenberg, 1998
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.
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