This remarkable plaque shows a scene of a princely figure drinking from a bowl and seated with a courtesan playing a harp. The facial features of the powerfully built man are distinctly Hephthalite, and probably represent King Napki Malka.
Published: O. Bopearachchi, C. Landes, C. Sachs, De l’Indus à l’Oxus. Archéologie de l’Asie Centrale, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Montpellier, 2003, no. 317
Provenance: Private collection, UK