Tile Relief with Antelope and Lion
On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
Gupta Period (possibly)
9 7/8 x 14 15/16 x 1 7/8in. (25.1 x 37.9 x 4.8cm)
mount: 15 × 11 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (38.1 × 29.8 × 6.4 cm) (show scale)
The incised marks at the base may be numerals in Kharoshti script, which reads from right to left. If that is the case then this reads 41. Because Kharoshti numbers are like Roman numerals but without the "less one" feature, that would possibly make this read as 5 (4+1)
Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner
Prior to 1995, provenance not yet documented; by 1995, acquired by Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner of New York, NY; 1998, gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner to the Brooklyn Museum.
Tile Relief with Antelope and Lion, 5th century. Terracotta, 9 7/8 x 14 15/16 x 1 7/8in. (25.1 x 37.9 x 4.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 1998.86.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.86.2_PS2.jpg)
overall, overall, 1998.86.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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