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Tile Relief with Three Figures

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Made: Kashmir, India
  • DATES 5th century
    PERIOD Gupta Period (possibly)
    DIMENSIONS 10 3/4 x 15 x 1 3/4in. (27.3 x 38.1 x 4.4cm) mount: 11 3/4 × 15 × 2 in. (29.8 × 38.1 × 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Incised marks at top may be numerals in Kharoshti script, which is read from right to left. If that is the case, they seem to read 44443. Because Kharoshti numerals are like Roman numerals but without the "less one" feature, this number might be read as 19 (4+4+4+4+3). Further interpretation is required.
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1998.86.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner
    PROVENANCE 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.
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    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Tile Relief with Three Figures, 5th century. Terracotta, 10 3/4 x 15 x 1 3/4in. (27.3 x 38.1 x 4.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 1998.86.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.86.3_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, overall, 1998.86.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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