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Fragmentary Coping Stone with Female, 2nd century

India: Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, 100-199
19 x 18 in. (48.3 x 45.7 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Drs. Robert and Ann Walzer
© Norton Simon Museum

Not on view

This sculpture was once part of a Buddhist monument and depicts a beautiful woman within a trifoliate arch. The shape of this arch, known as a chaitya window and resembling a pointed horseshoe, became popular during the Kushana period (1st - 4th centuries).

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