Date: mid-1st century
Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Dimensions: H. 9 13/16 in. (24.9 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.142.213
Such volutes were affixed to the drums of small stupas to support garlands of flowers. These auspicious figures are among the earliest forms of sculptural embellishment found at Gandharan Buddhist sites.