Yakshi Brack Sheet Analysis

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Art piece 1: Yakshi Bracket figure: Date: This art piece was dated c. 250 BCE Basic outline: Female deity Yakshi (pre-Buddhist), fertility goddess with emphasized reproductive features. Base of foot touches tree trunk because believed that they could cause the tree to bloom when touching it. Details: Yaksha was a fertility god. This is an early example of Buddhist icons. He is made of sandstone, which the Mathura region preferred to use for their art pieces. He is larger then life in size, which is indicative of the powerful and impressive monument. Supposed to imply to power of Buddhist teachings. The fertility god was an inspiration for Buddhist icons. Color: This artifact has a Shape: Yakshis of the Shunga Dynasty has wide hips, full

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