Ivory Bracket From Begram. Kapisa Province.
A superbly worked ornamental bracket supporting the arm of a chair or a throne portraying a bejeweled, sweetly smiling, Yakshi (nature spirit). with the reins in her hand she sits relaxed astride a winged leogryph that emerges forcefully from the jaws of a makara (a mythical crocodile). A young attendant stands in the jaws of the makara supporting the foot of the rider.
Photo: Louis Dupree from Rice and Rowland, Art in Afghanistan: Objects from the Kabul Museum, 1971
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 4190x5848 / 4.9MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)