A schist stone frieze with figures at leisure

Gandhara period, 2nd century AD, Afghanistan

Height: 36.5 cm, 14.4 inches - Width: 38.5 cm, 15.2 inches

The arched form is deeply carved on the inside, the inner edge is decorated with flower heads, the main scene depicts a lady of high status reclining on a couch, seated beside her is a naked, bearded ascetic man holding a cup and being waited upon by a female servant from behind the couch.

Similar Examples

Gandharan Art II, by Kurita 2003, Figure 449 for the seated male figure.

Gandhara Art I, Kurita 2003, Plate XIV for the reclining female.

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