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Surena or Suren, also known as Rustaham Suren-Pahlav (84 BC – 53 BC) was a Parthian spahbed during the 1st century BC, he was a member of the House of Suren and was best known for defeating the Romans in the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BCE

Surena or Suren, also known as Rustaham Suren-Pahlav (84 BC – 53 BC) was a Parthian spahbed during the 1st century BC, he was a member of the House of Suren and was best known for defeating the Romans in the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BCE

Plaque with the goddess Durga and attendants, Shunga period (ca. 2nd–1st century B.C.), 1st century B.C.  Chandraketugarh, West Bengal, India, terracotta.

Plaque with the goddess Durga and attendants, Shunga period (ca. 2nd–1st century B.C.), 1st century B.C. Chandraketugarh, West Bengal, India, terracotta.

This is a ring stone from the Maurya Empire. Ring stones were very important sculptures in India's history.

This is a ring stone from the Maurya Empire. Ring stones were very important sculptures in India's history.

Mansehra Rock Edicts are fourteen edicts of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, inscribed on rocks in Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The edicts are cut into three boulders and date back to 3rd century BC and they are written in the ancient Indic script of Gandhara culture, Kharosthi (Wikipedia).

Mansehra Rock Edicts are fourteen edicts of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, inscribed on rocks in Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The edicts are cut into three boulders and date back to 3rd century BC and they are written in the ancient Indic script of Gandhara culture, Kharosthi (Wikipedia).

MAURYAN DYNASTY Anonymous (321 BCE - 185 BCE)  Yakshi Holding a Fly Whisk

MAURYAN DYNASTY Anonymous (321 BCE - 185 BCE) Yakshi Holding a Fly Whisk

Plaque with yakshi (nature spirit) or mother goddess. Terracotta moulded plaque. Exceptional for its elaborate ornament and fine detailing, this famous terracotta was discovered in 1883 in a river bank at Tamluk, the ancient sea port of Tamralipti on the Bay of Bengal.

Plaque with yakshi (nature spirit) or mother goddess. Terracotta moulded plaque. Exceptional for its elaborate ornament and fine detailing, this famous terracotta was discovered in 1883 in a river bank at Tamluk, the ancient sea port of Tamralipti on the Bay of Bengal.

3rd Century BC Indian Mauryan Dynasty Mother Goddess Terracotta Figure. For a very similar figure, see the Lowe Art Museum exhibition catalogue, Change and Continuity, Folk and Tribal Art of India, page 128. 12 inches, 30.5 cm.

3rd Century BC Indian Mauryan Dynasty Mother Goddess Terracotta Figure. For a very similar figure, see the Lowe Art Museum exhibition catalogue, Change and Continuity, Folk and Tribal Art of India, page 128. 12 inches, 30.5 cm.

Yakshi Sculpture This was a statue from the

Yakshi Sculpture This was a statue from the

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