Figurative limestone plaster carving

This section of ornamental carving was found on Horubadhoo Island in South Maalhosmadulu (Baa Atoll). It appears to have originally been part of the ornamental program on a structure, and depicts a head with hair tied up into a topknot, and framed within an ornamental arch. This artefact has been tentatively dated to the 8th-9th centuries CE by the Maldives National Museum.