Gandharan male figure from a relief Maker: Unknown

3rd–4th century A.D.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

The clasped hands indicate devotion, which suggests that this individual—who wears lay clothing in addition to an elaborate headdress—represents a devotee. The relief was most likely once part of a larger scene, presumably a narrative from the life of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni.

Medium

Basalt/schist

Dimensions

9 7/16 × 3 15/16 in. (24 × 10 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles E. Rogers, B.A. 1937, M.A. 1942, M.A 1982

Accession Number

2003.56.6

Geography
Period

Kushan period (ca. late 1st–early 4th century)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Bequest of Charles E. Rogers; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • "Acquisitions 2003," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004), 137
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