Art 114-350 Wright

Art of South Asia (900-1600)

"BUDDHA" 11th century Copper alloy Found in Northern India
"Celestial Dancer" 12th century Chloritic schist India, state of Karnataka
sculpture Red sandstone Rajasthan/India/South Asia
Buddha sculpture Licchavi to Thakuri dynasty Gilt bronze, copper alloy, mercury gilding, black pigment (lacquer?) Found in Nepal/South Asia
This wood and ivory chest (Height: 35.60cm; Length: 53.30cm) was found in Sri Lanka, just south of India. It is believed to be made as gifts or export items for Europeans. Around the sides are dancers, musicians, and mythical animals.The inside of this box is lined with blue cloth painted with a network of birds and branches. This discovery suggests the route that such luxury items travelled overland from India to the Roman world.
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