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Asian Art

Plaque with a Woman

2nd–1st century B.C.E.

Earthenware

10 × 4 1/2 in. (25.4 × 11.4 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972
2000.8.1
The complicated cloth headdress worn by the woman on this plaque suggests that she was once part of a family or a narrative scene.
Geography: 
India
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Shunga period (185–75 B.C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Art of the Past, New York; sold to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2000

Bibliography: 

Gautam Sengupta, Sima Roy Chowdhury, and Sharmi Chakraborty, Eloquent Earth: Early Terracottas in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal (Kolkata: Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, 2007).

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.