Relief

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Acquired in 1913 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Mr Imre Schwaiger through The Art Fund
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Relief with Indra's visit to the Indrasaila cave, 2nd century AD, Grey schist, Swt valley, Gandhara.
dimensions
Height: 0.15 m, Length: 0.385 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Given by Mr. I. Schwaiger
id
44441
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:19:59.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:19:59.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
IM.222-1913
museum_number_token
im2221913
object_number
O87619
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This relief is part of longish frieze separated by heavy Corinthian-type pilasters. The first scene on the right shows Indra's visit to the Indrasaila cave. Buddha is shown sitting in the centre, before the entrance of the cave, deeply sunk in meditation. His sanghati covers his hands. His face is greatly damaged. His usnisa is scarcely stands out. A large nimbus spreads in the cave background. Indra is shown with his lowered right knee, with the left leg bent upright. Indra is wrapped in along cloaklike garment covering his left shoulder and the left upper arm. His jewellery consists of a double bracelet, a necklace and ear pendants. Two further figures are seen approaching the cave. In the foreground there stands the Gandharva Pancasika, Indra's musician who may have been sent in advance to announce the arrival of Indra. With his right hand he touches the chords of the harp that he lifts up with his left. The face is damaged. Behind Pancasika there follows another smaller figure of a worshipper.
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Swat valley, Gandhara
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-13T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Relief
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100