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Headless Yaksha
Title Headless Yaksha
Title2 Headless Yaksha
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Early Sculpture
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Component Material II Stone
Component Material III Stone
Manufacturing Technique Chisiling and carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Origin Place Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Find Place Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Scribe NA
Style Mauryan
School NA
Patron/Dynasty Mauryan
Period / Year of Work C. Early 3rd Century BCE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 114.5 x 60 x 27 cm (out side of the pedestal)
Detailed Description "The figure is damaged, the head, arms, lower legs and the feet being lost. Traces of the left hand, resting at the hip, are present. The figure is frontally conceived, and must have stood erect with the weight equally distributed on both feet. The shoulders are broad; and the torso, except for a slight protuberance at the belly, is flat. The workmanship is very similar to Bharhut, particularly in the stiff line and cubical form. Even though the image is technically carved in the round it is essentially a bilateral relief, more so than any of the other free standing Yaksas of this period."
Brief Description "The figure is damaged, the head, arms, lower legs and the feet being lost. Traces of the left hand, resting at the hip, are present. The figure is frontally conceived, and must have stood erect with the weight equally distributed on both feet. The shoulders are broad; and the torso, except for a slight protuberance at the belly, is flat. The workmanship is very similar to Bharhut, particularly in the stiff line and cubical form. Even though the image is technically carved in the round it is essentially a bilateral relief, more so than any of the other free standing Yakshas of this period."