Flying celestial
Title Flying celestial
Accession Number 51.94
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Archaeology
Object Type Archaeology
Main Material Stone
Country India
Origin Place Sondani, Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh
Patron/Dynasty Gupta
Period / Year of Work Late 6th Century AD
Dimensions Ht. 84.0 cm Wd. 129.5 cm
Brief Description A relief panel depicting on the proper right two large flying figures, male and female, and on the proper left in a small rectangular niche a standing couple. The male flying figure on the extreme right has his hair dressed in the formal curls and wears a tiara. He wears a lower garment and a sash at the waist, a beaded necklace, armlets and bangles. The female also wears a waist cloth and in the left hand she holds one of the flying tassels of a sash attached to her left hip. Her hair is tied at the back and she wears ear-rings , anklets, a necklace, armlets and bangles, as also a tiara on the head. Above the niche is a human face. The panel is damaged at several places and a large piece is missing from the lower right corner. Yellowish buff sand stone.