India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
H. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm)
Gift of John and Evelyn Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1982
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 237
The rendering of musculature and handling of complex drapery make this a superb example of the sculptural sophistication of seventh-century Kashmiri art. The jewelry and crown styles are a response to Gupta-period conventions of sixth-century northern India.