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Description

Model gandau or funerary carving of a male figure on horseback made of light-coloured wood with white stone eyes, wearing a turban with a pointed top, and with some details in black and red: Asia, Afghanistan, Nuristan Province, mid 20th century

Museum reference

A.1955.205

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Figure / mounted horseman

Production information

Nuristan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, ASIA

Date

Mid 20th century

Materials

Wood, Stone

Physical description

Light-coloured wood with white stone eyes

References

Jansari, Sushma, Making Myth a Reality, British Museum Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014, BMP, 2014, pp.48-51

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