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Fragment Depicting a Hand and Flask

Asian Art

MEDIUM Red sandstone
  • Place Made: Uttar Pradesh, India
  • DATES 3rd-2nd century B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (10.8 x 6.1 x 5.1 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2018.42.15
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Gwenn Miller in memory of Barbara Stoler Miller
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of a sculpture depicting a draped standing figure holding a vase-like flask in what appears to be the figure's left hand. The figure is likely Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, who is often shown holding a flask in his left hand.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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