Fragmentary stone relief showing a downwards looking thoughtful woman. The pensive pose may point to the princess Yasudhara, the wife of the price Siddhartha (later Buddha).
The expressively carved head with bangs topped by an elaborate headdress. The woman is wearing large earrings and a necklace.
The full bosomed woman is clad with a folded dress; a shawl wrapped over one shoulder and her right upper arm.
For a marriage scene with Yasudhara standing in a pensive pose cf. item no. PM_02747, page 81 in: Ihsan Ali, Muhammad Naeem Qazi. Gandharan Sculptures in the Peshawar Museum (Life Story of Buddha). Mansehra 2008.
Size: H. 6.4 cm, H. with stand 13.3 cm
Material: Blue schist
Culture: Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD
Condition: Fragmentary, fine carving. Nose damaged, forehead slightly pitted. Upper edge of the panel partially lost.
Provenance: Swiss private collection E.U., collected between 1950 and 1970. Comes with signed statement.
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- Erleichterung mit Frau vielleicht Prinzessin Yasudhara, die Frau des Preises Siddhartha (später Buddha).
- Jahrhundert/ Zeitraum
- Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD
- Fragmentarisch, siehe Beschreibung