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Gandharan Sculpture

A Yakshi Grasping a Tree, Gandharan sculpture [modern day Pakistan], 2nd/3rd Century, gray schist, 96.5 x 24.5 x 10.8 cm (38 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Here are some photos I took of another beautiful Gandaran sculpture in the collection at AIC.  A quick online check reveals that a Yakshi is a mythical being similar to a fairy and from ancient Hinduism.  (Yakshinis is plural.)  They can grant wishes and often guard treasure.

Prior post: A Rare Historical Fusion of Eastern and Western Art

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