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Mathura Red Stone Head

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India Anonymous,
Mathura Red Stone Head, 2nd - 4th c.
Sandstone on Wood
9 in. x 7 in. x 5 1/2 in. (22.86 cm x 17.78 cm x 13.97 cm)

Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Period: Ancient (c3000 BCE to 4th c.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.269

No marks.

Carved red sandstone, afixed to a wooden base.

Object Description
Carved head of red sandstone; appears to be female. The back of the head is flattened. A hole is drilled in the left (only intact) earlobe, probably for jewelry. The figure appears to have an elaborate hairstyle.

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