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Miniature Votive Figures and Beads

Asian Art

MEDIUM Semi-precious stones and bone
  • Possible Place Made: Gandhara, India
  • DIMENSIONS Size range: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) to 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.1.111
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Group of eight (8) small carvings in stone and bone, likely made for donation to a shrine or power location, or possibly serving as personal amulets. Objects are as follows: 1. Miniature jar in reddish brown stone 2. Unidentified object (turtle?) in black stone 3. Small standing figure in bone 4. Unidentified object (turtle?) in greenish stone 5. Fragment of carved ivory tube with foliate pattern 6. Stylized, angular figure carved in bone or ivory 7. Figure with pierced area between legs, carved in stone 8. Miniature jar in greenish black stone
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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