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Yakshi, fragment from a railing of a stupa

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From the Stupa at Bharhut, India [see note 1]; said to have been removed from Bharhut and taken to the nearby village of Batanmara [see note 2]. Private collection. 1931, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 2, 1931) NOTES: [1] See Alexander Cunningham, The Stupa at Barhut (London, 1879), pp. 36, 39-40, pl. LII, 1. [2] See Ananda Coomaraswamy, "A Yakshi Bust from Bharhut," MFA Bulletin, October 1931, p. 81.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, Shunga period, about 120 B.C.

Object Place

Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh, Northern India


Overall: 28 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (11 x 12 x 6 in.) Framed (Steel wall mount with two slotted holes for anchor bolts): 26.7 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm (10 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

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