123. A Rare Kushan Ivory Carving of a Loving Couple (Maithuna)

Indo-Bactria, 1st century AD
Size: 11 cm high

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The woman, decked out in all her jewels, lifts a finger to her lips in a gesture of delight. The man clasps her with one arm and offers her a drink with the other. They stand in front of the trunk of a tree.