Tile with Impressed Figure of Emaciated Ascetics and Couples Behind Balconies

Terracotta | 39.5in | 5th-6th century

Unknown Artist

This tile decorated the courtyard of an apsidal temple at Harwan, in Kashmir. As this site has a Buddhist affiliation, the presence of emaciated nude ascetics is not easy to explain; they are more readily understood within the Hindu Shaivite traditio...
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