Hariti & Panchika Sculpture

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016

This sculpture shows Panchika, the Buddhist god of wealth, and Hariti, a mother goddess. The prosperity they bring is symbolized by the piles of money being poured from bags at their feet. Schist sculpture, from Gandhara, modern-day Pakistan, circa 100-200 CE. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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