carved in raised relief and backed by a halo, the goddess shown frontally, wearing flowing robes, adorned with a large earrings, necklace with large round pendant indicative of her status, her benign face with heavy-lidded almond-shaped eyes and small full lips, her hair pulled into a chignon and secured with an elaborately decorated flat headdress.
For a related example, please see accession number EA1997.3 in the Ashmolean Museum’s collection of Gandharan art.
Condition:Although fragmentary and clearly from a larger composition, the head, face and upper torso are intact and in excellent condition overall. Museum quality custom mount.
Dimensions: Height 14.5 cm (5.7 inches), Mounted Height: 23 cm (9.05 inches)
Provenance: Private DC collection, acquired from the NY trade in the late 1950's.