Female head with sun and moon tattoo on cheeks

On display

Details

  • Title

    Female head with sun and moon tattoo on cheeks

  • Associated place

    north India (place of creation)
    Bharhut (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    1st century BC - 1st century AD (100 BC - AD 100)
  • Material and technique

    dark-red sandstone

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    with mount 11 x 6.6 x 5.2 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    8.6 x 6.6 x 5.2 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 2000.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA2000.25

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Further reading

Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 77

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