Box Lid with a Phoenix

Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

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.

Box Lid with a Phoenix, Schist, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

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