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Box and Lid with Flower

Date:
ca. 5th century
Culture:
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
L. 3 in (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.142.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236
Box lids are rare examples of nonreligious art of the fifth century, little of which has survived. They are closely related in style and imagery. Their dating is based on the decorative scrolls of the Gupta period.
Samuel Eilenberg , New York (until 1987; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pala-Sena Period," 2007.

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