Male face with a caduceus

Unknown200 AD - 400 AD

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

Fragment of a tapestry showing right portion of the face of a man with the staff that reminds one of a caduceus. The face-cut, large eyes, the brown curly hair and the complexion as well as the staff indicate that the man is from a European country instead of Central Asia, India or China. It shows strong similarity with the figures found in the wall paintings from Miran.


  • Title: Male face with a caduceus
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 200 AD - 400 AD
  • Location: Lou-Lan, China
  • Physical Dimensions: w130 x h140 cm (wIthout cover)
  • Type: Textile painting
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Central Asia Antiquities Art
  • Place Part Of: China

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