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4th-6th c. Gupta stone carved hand with ball


Code: FL5484

Dating from the 4th-6th century AD, a sensitively rendered fragment of a Gupta stone carving; a hand holding a ball symbolising wealth and prosperity.  The sculpture is mounted on a contemporary stand.

The Gupta period (4th to 6th century) is noted as a time during which the quintessential Buddha image was created, becoming an iconic form which was disseminated and copied throughout the Asian Buddhist world. 

Provenance: Moss Collection

Condition: Damage to the ring finger as shown.