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Kushan Painted Terracotta Ewer - PF.6257
Origin: Afghanistan
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 6.5" (16.5cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern Art
Style: Kushan
Medium: Terracotta

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The Kushan Empire (c. 1st–3rd centuries) was a state that at its height, about 105–250, stretched from what is now Tajikistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and down into the Ganges river valley in northern India. The empire was created by the Kushan tribe of the Yuezhi confederation, an Indo-European people[citation needed] from the eastern Tarim Basin, China, possibly related to the Tocharians. They had diplomatic contacts with Rome, Persia and China, and for several centuries were at the center of exchange between the East and the West. - (PF.6257)

 

 

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