Kabul Museum 1969

Copyright (c) Dr. Volker Thewalt
1969 / 22.02.2001

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Museum Kabul : Relieffragment. Ein kleiner, mit Armreifen geschmückter Knabe bietet lächelnd eine Opfergabe dar; aus Paitava, Schiefer (?), H. ca. 36 cm.
Photo : Thewalt 1969 (p6_69_10)

[ Vgl. Francine Tissot 2006, Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan 1931-1985,
UNESCO publishing 2006, Paris, p. 332:
K.p. Pa. 873.6a. K.M. inv. no. 61-7-11. H 0.36.
Fragment of a large relief. A small boy, smiling, offers a small gift to the Buddha. Probably an image from the Offering of the Handful of Dust.

Paitava (Parvan province)
According to the seventh-century Chinese pilgrim Xuan Zang, the monastery of Paitava (situated 7 km from Begram) depended on a large city named
Si-pi-to-la-fasse. At that time, it was the most important city in the Kapisa region. The site was first discovered by Jouveau-Dubreuil, then excavated by Joseph Hackin and finally by Jules Barthoux in 1924-25. Most of the pieces were too fragile to be recovered. French archaeologists of DAFA took a number of schist sculptures to the Kabul Museum.
P. Cambon, 1996a, AA, pp. 13-28
B. Dagens, M. Le Berre and D. Schlumberger, 1964, MDAFA, XIX, p. 35 ]