170. A Carved Green Schist Fragment

Greater Gandhara, 5th–6th century AD
Size: 5.3 × 8.6 cm

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The mounted king is shooting a lion. He is dressed in Sasanian trousers, and wears the bonnet of an Alchon Hun.

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. 316

Provenance: Private collection, UK