Fragment of a Cornice with a Frieze of Masks

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463

Friezes containing a series of masks or mythical beasts are seen on palaces and temples all over northern and western India, from the eleventh century onward. The red sandstone of this example connects it to the tradition of stone carving in the Mathura region.

Fragment of a Cornice with a Frieze of Masks, Sandstone

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