A green schist torso of a donor
Ancient Region of Gandhara, Taxila region, circa 2nd century
Standing in restrained tribhanga with his right leg slightly forward, the male donor presents two floral offerings in his hands. With his right, he grasps the stalks of a bouquet of lotus blossoms, with his left he proffers a spherical arrangement. His well-modeled torso revealed, he wears a shawl draped over his left shoulder, a flat, crescent-shaped necklace incised with geometric designs, and bracelets around his wrists. His dhoti is made from a thin fabric that falls in a series of delicately-arranged folds against his legs and is secured by a narrow belt tied around his hips. The sash is decorated with rosettes and the two ends hang between his legs, terminating in a finely-incised fringe.
27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm) high