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On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor

This elaborately haloed head and upper torso of a smiling youth has been tentatively identified as lndra, on the basis of his headdress and attributes: the stem of a flower in the figure's right hand and the placement of the attribute in his left, possibly a vajra, one of Indra's implements.

MEDIUM Terracotta relief plaque
DATES 5th century
PERIOD Gupta Period
DIMENSIONS 17 in. (43.2 cm) mount: 12 1/2 × 9 × 4 3/4 in. (31.8 × 22.9 × 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes
PROVENANCE Prior to 1972, provenance not yet documented; by 1972, acquired by Bernice and Robert Dickes, New York, NY; 1978, gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes to the Brooklyn Museum.
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MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
CAPTION Kumara-Skanda, 5th century. Terracotta relief plaque, 17 in. (43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Bernice and Robert Dickes, 78.247.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.247.2_bw.jpg)
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