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Loan Object

Plaque with Elephant and Riders

2nd–1st century B.C.E.

Earthenware

9/16 × 3 3/4 in. (1.4 × 9.6 cm)
Lent by Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972
ILE2017.17.6
The two figures on this plaque hold a harp and a bag of coins; these attributes refer to a classic Indian love story of the elopement of the king Udayana and his captor’s daughter, Vasadatta.
Geography: 
India
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Shunga period (185–75 B.C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.