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A Tile showing a Devata head
Title A Tile showing a Devata head
Accession Number 99/7/37
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Central Asian Antiquities
Object Type Central Asian Antiquities
Main Material Stucco
Origin Place Mingoi
Find Place Mingoi
Period / Year of Work 6-7 century AD
Dimensions 16.2 x 17.5 cm
Brief Description This fragment of a tile was, probably, square in shape. Central part and one corner of the tile are still existing. The centre of it is embellished with a beautiful face of devata or Bodhisattva. Behind his head, a part of the aureole is seen ornamented with a border. It is made of ventilated and large beaded designs. The corner of the tile is richly decorated with scroll motifs. Such tiles may have decorated the walls of the stupas of Central Asia.