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Tile with Human Figures
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Tile with Human Figures

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Description This is a floor tile from a Buddhist monastery. Joined with other tiles, it made an enclosing circle. The male figure is a guardian. The graceful woman in the see-through dress holding a vase is most likely a river goddess, suggesting prosperity.
  • Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
  • The Arts of Kashmir. Asia Society, New York. 2007-2008.
Provenance William Wolff Gallery, New York, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, April 1974, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2010

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4th-5th century
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H: 18 3/4 x W: 14 1/2 x D: 2 1/2 in. (47.6 x 36.8 x 6.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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