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Title Indra
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Central Asian Antiquities
Object Type Central Asian Antiquities
Main Material Wall Painting
Origin Place Balawaste
Find Place Balawaste,
Period / Year of Work 6-7 century AD
Dimensions 53.2 x 29.2 cm.
Brief Description A Small fragment of Wall Painting from Balawaste, with a crowned figure, kneeling down with hands in the gesture of adoration (anjali mudra). Lower part of the figure is missing. This figure has an aureole with flame border behind his head. On the right hand, at the back of the palm, an eye is drawn in black. On the basis of this representation, he has been sometimes identified as Indra. The painting shows an excellent blending of Sassanian and Indian ( Ajanta ) elements concerning colour scheme and linear treatment of volume.