178. A Bronze Cow and Calf

Afghanistan, 8th–9th century AD
Size: 3.1 cm high

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Hinduism was prevalent in the Kabul Valley, from where this bronze comes, during the 8th and 9th centuries. The cow has a garland around her neck, and licks her feeding calf.

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. 330.

Provenance: Private collection, UK