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Item Details
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Culture
Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Ahichchatra, Gupta period (c. 320-550)
Title
Amorous Couple: Mithuna
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
400s-500s
Material
terracotta
Measurements
Overall: 38.5 x 37 cm (15 3/16 x 14 9/16 in.)
Description
Amorous couples were among the most prevalent imagery on the exterior of sacred sites in early India. Their life-affirming imagery was considered auspicious. This roundel would have been part of a brick structure, since terracotta was typically used in the ornamentation of brick temples, instead of stone.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Indian Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1971.133_full.tif
SSID
24613088

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