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This elaborately haloed head and upper torso of a smiling youth has been tentatively identified as lndra, on the basis of his headdress and attributes: the stem of a flower in the figure's right hand and the placement of the attribute in his left, possibly a vajra, one of Indra's implements.

MEDIUM Terracotta relief plaque
DATES 5th century
PERIOD Gupta Period
DIMENSIONS 17 in. (43.2 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes
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CAPTION Kumara-Skanda, 5th century. Terracotta relief plaque, 17 in. (43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes, 78.247.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.247.2_bw.jpg)
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