173. A Silver-Inlaid Miniature Bronze image of a Prajnaparamita

Swat Valley, 5th–6th century AD
Size: 5 cm high

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Seated on a rectangular lotus base, she holds a sutra in her lap, like her close relation in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Her jewellery is inlaid in silver, and she has two pigtails down her back.