Yakshi, fragment from a railing of a stupa

Indian
Shunga period
about 120 B.C.


Object Place: Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (11 x 12 x 6 in.) Framed (Steel wall mount with two slotted holes for anchor bolts): 26.7 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm (10 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.435

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

On View

South and Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

From the Stupa at Bharhut, India [see note 1]; said to have been removed from Bharhut and taken to the nearby village of Batanmara [see note 2]. Private collection. 1931, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 2, 1931)

NOTES:
[1] See Alexander Cunningham, The Stupa at Barhut (London, 1879), pp. 36, 39-40, pl. LII, 1. [2] See Ananda Coomaraswamy, "A Yakshi Bust from Bharhut," MFA Bulletin, October 1931, p. 81.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection