Panel with the god Shiva/Oesho and worshiper

Period: Kushan

Date: ca. 3rd century A.D.

Geography: Bactria

Culture: Kushan

Medium: Terracotta, gouache

Dimensions: 22-1/2 x 21 x 1-1/4 in. (57.2 x 53.3 x 5.7 cm)
52 lbs

Classification: Ceramics-Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gift, 2000

Accession Number: 2000.42.3

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
By 1932, collection of Yamanaka & Co., Osaka; acquired by the Museum in 2000, purchased from Isao Kurita, Japan.

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