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  • Garland holder with a winged celestial, mid–1st century a.d.
    Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara
    Schist; H. 9 13/16 in. (24.9 cm)
    Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.213)

    Such volutes were affixed to the drums of small stupas to support garlands of flowers. These auspicious figures are among the earliest forms of sculptural embellishment found at Gandharan Buddhist sites.

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  • Garland holder with a winged celestial, mid-1st century A.D.
    Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara
    Schist; H. 9 13/16 in. (24.9 cm)
    Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.213)

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