Posted on: 1 May 2013

Figure holding a mirror, gold with lac-filled base, Taxila, 1st-2nd century AD.

This diminutive figure may have decorated a hair pin or served as the finial to a hand mirror of the type being held by the figure itself. The figure reflects the stylistic cross-currents at work in the north-western region in the Kusana period : the posture and dress are clearly Hellenistic in inspiration and she stands on an Indian style lotus base.

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The sari has been around along with Indic civilization, did the sari inspire the toga -- or vice versa?

Great question?

@Chithra KarunaKaran - Togo was worn by Roman males.