india - gujarat by Retlaw Snellac, via Flickr

Decorated house in Tunda, Rabari village, India. Photo by Retlaw Snellac.

The White Huns were a race of largely nomadic peoples who were a part of the Hunnic tribes of Central Asia. They ruled over an expansive area stretching from the Central Asian lands all the way to the Western Indian Subcontinent. Although being a mostly nomadic tribe, they nonetheless adopted the lifestyles of the lands they conquered but still retained their warlike nature. Their rule begins in the 5th cent CE, but they lingered on in the region for a substantial amount of time. -- AHE

White Huns (Hephthalites)

The White Huns were a race of largely nomadic peoples who were a part of the Hunnic tribes of Central Asia. They ruled over an expansive area stretching.

The Gupta and Huna Empire – 400 - 500 AD

empires of the hephthalites and hunas in 500 ad by thomas lessman - with sassanid, gupta, vakatakas, tibetan, rouran khaganate and others

Foot Print of Buddha Provenance Pakistan, Gandhara or Swat Period 2nd - 3rd centuries A.D. Materials Schist Dimensions H-75.5 D-17 W-48.5--- Sutta Nipata 2.238 Theravada Buddhism..no fresh conditioning created ...leading to cessation

Foot Print of Buddha Provenance Pakistan, Gandhara or Swat Period - centuries A.no fresh conditioning created .leading to cessation

This is an ivory-based miniature portrait painting of Mumtaz Mahal, to whom Taj Mahal, the world famous monument is dedicated.

Mughal Jewelry: Antique Royal Jewelry of North India

Mughal Jewelry ~ Royal and antique jewelry of North India-This is an ivory-based miniature portrait painting of Mumtaz Mahal, to whom Taj Mahal, the world famous monument is dedicated.

Pot with Griffin Motif Provenance Baluchistan, Pakistan Period Latter half of 4th millennium B.C. Century ‘O4000”N‹IŒã”¼ Ancient Orient Museum

Pot with Griffin Motif Provenance Baluchistan, Pakistan Period Latter half of millennium B.

White Hun Empire - 420-552 AD

Map showing the movement of the Xiongnu and their descendants throughout Eurasia.

Indian painted mud hut decorated with henna style paintings on the walls.

Moon to Moon: Decorated Indian Mud huts.Indian painted mud hut decorated with Henna style paintings on the wall

Lion Date:2nd–3rd century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Schist Dimensions:H. 19 1/2 in. ( 49.5 cm) Classification:Sculpture

Lion century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Schist Dimensions:H.

Plate with Ketos Provenance Gandhara Period 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D. Century ‘O2`Œã1¢‹I Ancient Orient Museum

Plate with Ketos Provenance Gandhara Period century century A.

As the first of his twelve labors, the Greek mythic hero Herakles was ordered to slay the monstrous Nemean lion. Since the beast's skin was impervious to spears and arrows, Herakles strangled him. He then skinned the lion, taking the pelt as a cloak and the head as a helmet. Wrestler's Weight with Hercules and the Nemean Lion; Wrestling Scene (reverse) Date:ca. 1st century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Schist Dimensions:10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (26 x 34.9 cm)

Wrestler's Weight with Hercules and the Nemean Lion; Wrestling Scene (reverse) Date: ca. century Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium: Schist Dimensions: 10 x 13 in. x cm) Accession Number: MET

Similar armored guardian figures were found flanking a doorway of a monastery at the Gandharan site of Thareli; clearly, this example also had significance as a protective deity. It is interesting that the monks chose to integrate such non-Buddhist deities into the embellishment of their monastic residences. Door Guardian (Dvarapala) Date:ca. 4th century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Stucco Dimensions:H. 18 in. (45.7 cm); W. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)…

Door Guardian (Dvarapala) Date:ca. century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

Fragment of a Box Lid Date:ca. 5th century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Phyllitic schist Dimensions:Gr. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)

Fragment of a Box Lid Date:ca. century Culture:Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium:Phyllitic schist Dimensions:Gr.

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