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Source Image: PR85_4_01_08 of Saidu Sharif Museum: Relief Sculpture

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Description

Detail of a carving from the Swat Valley.

Monument
Saidu Sharif Museum: Relief Sculpture 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Schist (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 200 - pre ad 1000 
Collections
Saidu Sharif, Museum  

Location

Original Location
Swat Valley 
Current Location
Saidu Sharif Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
The flat surfaces of the frame are worked very quickly and roughly with either a wide flat chisel or a flat axe of some sort.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Hard
Description
The figures are worked roughly with a narrower flat chisel.

Notes

This is a good example of a typical relief sculpture in green schist from the Swat Valley, a region where Gandharan sculpture flourished especially between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD.

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