Kabul Museum 1969

Copyright (c) Dr. Volker Thewalt
1969 / 22.02.2001 [akt. 19.10.2010]

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Museum Kabul : Behelmter junger Mann (Ares?) aus Begram, Stuck-Model, Durchm. ca. 12,5 cm
Photo : Thewalt 1969 (p2_69_07))

[Vgl. Francine Tissot 2006, Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan 1931-1985,
UNESCO publishing 2006, Paris, p. 294:
K.p. Beg. 750.490., Exc. no. 97, K.M. inv. no. 57-1-55; Diam. 0.125; Plaster. MDAFA, XI, figs. 299 &, 437; G.G., fig. 9; MIZ, fig. 28; ROW, 66, fig. 14; D.D.B. 103.86; L.N.
Emblema depicting a helmeted young man or Ares to left.

Plaster Artefacts
The emblema, or plaster mouldings used for making expensive objects in precious metals, were thoroughly studied by Otto Kurz, who compared them with other collections around the world belonging to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The Kapisa region's influences and numerous connections with the West, its religious traditions and its artists deserve further study and research.
O. Kurz, 1954, MDAFA, XI, pp. 110-46; catalogue, chs II, III, IV, pp. 110-46.

Begram (Kapisa province)
Begram was a large city, probably a royal town, situated some 80 km north of Kabul, in the province of Kapisa.