PAKISTAN, bronze plaque, 15th-18th centuries?


PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier Province, ISLAMIC period, plaque, 15th-18th centuries? an apsarasa, bronze, 69x44mm, 27.31g, artwork is quite crude, Hindu art of the Islamic period, part of a larger piece, 2 cracks, F

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Apsaras (apsarasas) were (are) Hindu-Buddhist minor female dieties more or less analogous to the Greco-Roman nymphs.

Although the large “national” governments of medieval Pakistan were all Muslim, a large part of the population practiced religions other than Islam into the 20th century.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.