Garland Holder with a Winged Celestial

Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 235

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.

Garland Holder with a Winged Celestial, Schist, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

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