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Kneeling Figure
Afghanistan; 4th - 5th century
Stucco with traces of pigment
H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art
This kneeling devotee gazes upwards, as if in adoration, and holds offerings: a sash in her right hand and a fruit in her left. Her raised head position and the offerings indicate that she was most likely originally placed near a Buddha. She wears a tunic over a skirt, a costume originally brought to India by the Scythians that seems to have been popular with the ruling warrior class (kshatriyas). Traces of red pigment indicate that her clothing had a checked design. This image comes from a part of Gandhara that is now present-day Afghanistan, possibly from the site of Hadda.
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