A copper alloy three-sided Shaivite figural group
Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Each with two arms and each wearing a dhoti secured by a sash around the waist, one side depicting a young ascetic with his hair in high chignon, wearing earings, a necklace and scared chord, supple stomach, another side depicting an old acestic with matted beard and gathered locks in the form of a cone, his face with a grimace, the other side depicting a fawn-like creature with horns, possibly a hood, grimace, matted beard, emaciated torso, no scared thread, and erect phallus.
3 in. (7.5cm) high
Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan Art
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