Relief

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Acquired in 1883 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Presented by the Punjab Government
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0200-01-01
date_text
About 200 (made)
descriptive_line
Relief fragment showing Mahaparinirvana of Buddha, 200AD, Grey Schist, Takht-i-Bahi
dimensions
Height: 0.165 m, Length: 0.23 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Presented by Punjab Government
id
35071
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:47:07.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:47:07.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
IS.3306-1883
museum_number_token
is33061883
object_number
O85642
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Relief fragment showing the Mahaparinirvana of Buddha. The scene is framed by a poorly preserved fillet, a framed Corinthian-type half-column on the right and consoles with vertical grooves and capital-tops with acanthus leaves each. We see the dying Buddha lying on the right side on his death-bed. The bed has elaborate legs, and is covered with cushions and hanging draperies. The Buddha is wrapped in a long sanghati. Unfortunately the head is missing. At the foot of the couch stands the monk Mahakasyapa who touches the Master's foot with his right hand, while his left hand holds a pole with a bud-like top, probably a pilgrim's staff. Behind him we notice a straight tree. Three male figures stand erect behind the death bed with arms raised in lamentation. (Probably Malla princes who later distributed Buddha's relics).
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Takht-i-Bahi
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
hand carved
title
Relief
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
200